Five reasons Robert Lewandowski should choose Chelsea over United

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Robert Lewandowski is undoubtedly the most sought after target in Europe.

With a host of clubs all vying for his signature in January, after it was announced that Dortmund intent to sell him for as little as £7million, it's going to to ultimately be down to him where he ends up.

One potential option for him, which seems like a fairly feasible one considering the circumstances, is a move to the Premier League, where either Manchester United or Chelsea lie in wait.

For me, it's a no brainer who the big Pole should opt for if it is England that he desires to grace next.

Mourinho's men trump Moyes' charges for a number of reasons, here's why:

5: Better supporting cast

Chelsea fans have been somewhat bemoaning their ridiculous amounts of attacking-midfielders this season. However few can argue that it doesn't ensure that they have an envious wealth of creative talent at all times.

Even when their 'reserves' are out they can boast a better array of midfield maestros than most teams. Case in point: Against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup Jose Mourinho fielded a supposed weakened team. The creative players included in the starting XI were Kevin de Bruyne, Juan Mata and Willian; hardly weak players.

In contrast United have thus far found it difficult to get their rhythm going, and their wingers in particular have left a whole lot to be desired.

In short, Lewandowski would benefit from far from goalscoring opportunities if he were to opt for Stamford Bridge, meaning that his chances of grabbing goals and being considered a success are immediately heightened.

4: Long-term stability

Manchester United are at present a club in transition. Now whilst eventually the Red Devils will undoubtedly return to a state of usual equilibrium, for the moment it's a gamble for any big name to move to Old Trafford.

There's a great deal of work to be done with the squad that David Moyes has and, although they're not going to be considered a mid-table team anytime soon, the days of guaranteed perennial title-challenging have been put on hold.

At Chelsea things could not be farther at the other end of the spectrum. Jose Mourinho's arrival, although initially a little bit rocky, has heralded a shift in emphasis with a return to the days of the 'winning is everything' mentality.

His players are primed, his squad is set to compete on all fronts and the funds are virtually inexhaustible. Chelsea are set to be big European guns for at least the next few years.

For a player who is at the peak of his powers, as Lewandowski is, stability has to be a key factor in his decision. Acclimatising to the Premier League will be hard enough, let alone having to do it at a club who are picking up indifferent results and have no assured future.

3: Star role

Let's face it, at Manchester United Lewandowski is going to be competing with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie for the position at the spearhead of the United attack. Those two players are not only fan favourites, but also more often than not dig their team out of trouble. Moving to United presents a problem in the way that the Polish striker will have to force his way into the starting XI before he even thinks of retaining the role.

Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba pale in comparison to the United duo, and were Lewandowski to choose the Blues he would be a certified favourite to be handed whichever role he wants. At Chelsea Lewandowski could become the central figure, whereas at United he would constantly be fighting for time on the pitch.

2: Trophies

Reiterating an earlier point, Chelsea look in a far more comfortable position when it comes to winning trophies this season.

The quality of their starting XI combined with their incredible squad depth means that the west London club will be competing on all fronts this season, and should be considered rightful favourites for the Premier League.

United will be lucky to win anything this year, let alone the major trophies that they're used to fighting for. Next year you can bank on them being in a far stronger position, but Moyes' first season was always going to be one that was focused on a slow building project rather than one that promised immediate glory.

If Lewandowski has ambition to match his bags of talent then he'll be looking to build on the success he's had a Dortmund. Chelsea are the obvious winner in this particular battle.

1: Jose Mourinho

Love him or hate him Mourinho always gets the very best out of his players. The Special One is second to none when it comes to man management and has a ton of experience in dealing with high-profile names including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder.

Lewandowski is currently in a critical point in his career that will define whether or not he goes on to achieve great things or fades slowly into the background from whence he came, and a world-class manager should definitely be one thing he takes into consideration.

Moyes, for all of his hard work at Everton, doesn't have half the pedigree his opposite number does, and isn't yet acquainted to dealing with the high-profile stars of the like that the Dortmund striker has become.

In my opinion it should be every players ambition to play for Mourinho at one point in their careers, as he promises development and eventual success more often than not.

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