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Willian got away from Manchester United time and again during Chelsea’s Premier League defeat on Sunday but Nemanja Matic also managed to elude his former teammate.
Eric Bailly was sent on by Jose Mourinho in the 81st minute to help shore up the defence as United clung onto their 2-1 lead following Jesse Lingard’s header. Bailly was briefed by Mourinho before he replaced Alexis Sanchez – and sent on with a set of instructsions.
Before he made his way to United’s central defence, Bailly passed a note to Matic near the centre circle, which was spotted by the nearby Willian.
The one-time United target began jogging towards Matic, who shielded the sheet from the Brazilian’s prying eyes. Willian broke into a smile at his attempted kidology.
Some United supporters speculated the note merely featured a diagram of a bus. Now Matic has weighed in by jokingly ‘revealing’ what Mourinho had written.
The Serbian midfielder Instagrammed a picture of himself holding a sheet of paper with the words ‘You have 3 days off’, accompanied by a smile.