Writer: Joe Brown
Date:Tuesday April 17 2007
Former England winger Chris Waddle hopes Manchester United beat Chelsea to the major trophies this season 'for the good of football'.
The teams meet in the Premiership and FA Cup final next month and could also contest the Champions League final.
'For the good of football you need entertainers to succeed,' Waddle, who won 62 England caps, told BBC Sport.
'I think it would be better for the game if United won the trophies because of the way they've played this season.'
Waddle added: 'People obviously take notice if you're winning things. If Chelsea win three or four trophies, people will think that's the way to play.
'Chelsea are a no-risk team and I don't get out of my seat watching them.
'In contrast, watching United encourages young kids to dribble and to entertain. Our country is desperately short of this type of player.'
'Ferguson has always entertained, mainly by playing two wide men who can produce magic.
'Think of Lee Sharpe, Andrei Kanchelskis, Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo - they're unpredictable players who the fans love to watch.
'For the money and resources Chelsea have had, I think they should entertain more.
'Mourinho can turn round and say 'I've got Arjen Robben, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Salomon Kalou' but he takes them off all the time.
'He doesn't seem to want that type of player. If Robben was playing for Arsenal or Manchester United he would be unbelievable. He would be in the same class as Ronaldo by now.
'He needs a run of 10 games and to be told 'go out and enjoy it'. It's a confidence thing. Under Mourinho, if Robben loses the ball once or twice, he knows he's coming off.'
'Abramovich has probably thought everything is going well apart from the entertainment.
'Apart from when they score, he never stands up. I bet he's not on the edge of his seat very often.
'When everyone is raving about Manchester United and Barcelona, he's probably thinking 'why can't we play like that?'
'Even if Manchester United or Arsenal don't win, you know you'll see moments of brilliance that could be worth the entrance fee alone.
'But, saying all that, the fans would be up in arms if Mourinho went because of the number of trophies he has won at Chelsea.'
Vital view - Waddle was a very entertaining player to watch so no surprises really in his comments. But putting this into a Huddersfield context, Andy Ritchie has pledged that Huddersfield will play attacking football, obviously we would all like success and entertainment, but if you had to chose what would you prefer, success with boring football, or glorious defeat with entertaining football ?
Date:Tuesday April 17 2007
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