11 players who have played for both Chelsea and Manchester United
Chelsea and Manchester United will lock horns in the final of the 2017/18 FA Cup on Saturday evening at Wembley. It is a high-stakes and high-pressure game for both the clubs as they have failed to achieve their season targets and would like to finish their campaign by adding a trophy to their cabinets.
This could potentially be Antonio Conte's last game at Chelsea, as his time at the Bridge might be coming to an end whereas Jose Mourinho would like to cap off his second season with another trophy in charge of United.
The rivalry between the Blues and the Red Devils is classic. Both the clubs have become fierce rivals over the past decade and have battled each other in the race for silverware. The last time these two sides met in the FA Cup was last season, with Conte's men claiming a 1-0 quarter-final victory at home.
Over the years, we have seen numerous players who have appeared in the red as well as the blue of the two teams. This has included direct transfers as players who have swapped one city for the other or have appeared in two different spells in their distinguished careers.
On that note, here is a look at the players that have appeared in the jerseys of these two great rivals:
#1 Mark Bosnich
Mark Bosnich started out his career in the Manchester United academy in 1989. He played only three games for the Red Devils, debuting in 1990 against Wimbledon before switching to his country of birth, Australia, joining Sydney United on a free in 1991.
After his return to England, the goalkeeper spent seven years at Aston Villa, making 179 appearances for the club and was then snapped up by Manchester United on a free transfer in 1999 following the expiry of his contract at Villa.
The start to Bosnich's second spell at Old Trafford was much better as he became the first choice in the league following the departure of Peter Schmeichel after the historic treble season. The Australian started 23 games in the Premier League, as United clinched the trophy by a huge margin at the top.
But after the signing of Fabien Barthez in 2000, Bosnich was unable to make a single appearance all throughout his second season in Manchester which led to him signing for Chelsea on a free in 2001.
Things became worse for Mark Bosnich when he was fired by the Blues one month into the 2002/03 season, having accumulated only five appearances for the club, as he failed a drug test and was later banned from football for a period of nine months.