United and Chelsea are the two most successful clubs of the Premier League era and their clashes have been some of the most intense in the division since Roman Abramovich transformed the fortunes of the Blues.
Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson had some of the most fascinating managerial battles, and the rivalry on the pitch continued as Chelsea threatened to upset the Red Devils’ dominance of English football.
But footage has resurfaced on Reddit of Lampard and Ronaldo showing the healthy side of the rivalry in a clash at Old Trafford in January 2009.
The Chelsea midfielder leaves Ronaldo on the ground with an early kick to the shins, but the Portuguese gets his own back with 20 minutes remaining.
Even so, the players exchange niceties and Lampard actually convinces the referee not to book Ronaldo. Fair play. We want more of this in the upcoming season.
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Only the post denied us a ludicrous goal.
A throwback to Moussa at his best.
Who would win between Arsenal 04 and Man City 18?
Jose is pretty passionate in his response.
The most joyous player in the Premier League.
There’s a total of 20 to get.
Including a couple of notable sons.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about Allison.
Of course he meant it. He meant everything.
The second half of an epic challenge.