By Johnny Edward:
Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi is rooting for the Blues to win the Emirates FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Chelsea face Manchester United in the final at Wembley for the third time, with the two teams having previously met in the 2007 and 1994 finals, with one win apiece.
Mikel who made 374 appearances for the Blues during his 11-year spell at the club won the Emirates FA Cup twice with Chelsea.
“Wanted to wish @ChelseaFC all the best for tomorrow. Go and get another @EmiratesFACup!” Mikel tweeted on Friday with a picture of himself and Chelsea teammates celebrating with the FA Cup trophy.
The Nigeria captain first won the Emirates FA Cup in 2007 when Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 and in 2010 when the Blues edged Eveton 2-1 in the final.
Currently with Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA, Mikel has made 11 appearances, scoring one goal and providing two assists this season.