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Villa legend McGrath big fan of Chelsea star Hazard

Manchester United and Aston Villa legend Paul McGrath admits he's a big fan of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

McGrath wrote in the Sunday World: "Hazard got off to a bad start with Jose Mourinho last summer. The manager didn't seem to warm to the player and his gifts, and then Hazard missed a Chelsea training session because he had missed a Eurostar train on the way back from an international match.

"But in the last while Hazard has been brilliant. He has been a joy to watch on the football pitch. I love the way he glides past players, as though moving with the ball on a string at his feet.

"Even though Chelsea were my boyhood team, the defender in me still watches the telly when Chelsea are playing, roaring "get a tackle in now" every time Hazard comes onto the ball.

"But he's so quick and so good on the ball that the defender always misses. And if the defender misses the ball and gets Hazard it's a free-kick - which he can also put away, with great technique!

"Like all good players, he is just getting better with a run of matches and Hazard's partnership with Oscar, Chelsea's other midfield creator, is blossoming."

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