Elliott wrote in the Daily Mail: "The football Chelsea played under Jose Mourinho was what I call winning football. United play winning football but are so much easier on the eye. Chelsea have always been more functional and that has not changed under Avram Grant. If I watch a Chelsea game I look at the players individually rather than collectively. Individually, I am entertained but there is none of that collective impetus and enthusiasm I see with United or Arsenal.
"Mourinho was at the club for three years and turned Chelsea into winners with a winning habit and a winning mentality. But the manner in which you win is important too. That is what makes United head and shoulders above everyone else in the Barclays Premier League."