West Ham registered a shock win over holders Manchester City at home and now, a win against Manchester United tonight would mean Chelsea would be 8 points clear at the top with respect to Manchester City in the league table.
Realizing the same, Chelsea gaffer Jose Mourinho promptly sent a ‘thank you’ text to West Ham manager. Allardyce said after the match: “Jose has just texted me to say ‘Well done big man’. This shows how important it was for him, never mind for us.
“He goes to Manchester United knowing his team will go and perform at their best and if they win it makes the gap even bigger. The result wasn’t for him. It was for us and everyone at West Ham. It will benefit him if they go and get a result at Manchester United.”