London, Aug.6 : It will take at least 50 years for any international football club to defeat Manchester United, Chelsea's new manager Phil Scolari has said, embarrassing club CEO Peter Kenyon, who had earlier boasted that the Blues would be world beaters by 2014.
The club, which is bankrolled by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, is still a minnow compared to Manchester United and the Spanish club Real Madrid, The Sun quoted Scolari, as saying.
"Maybe in 20 or 50 years Chelsea will be on that level. Chelsea is a growing name. Before it was Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Milan. But we are catching them up. Maybe it won't be the same as them because our history is not the same. You don't make history in one, two or even ten years," Scolari added.
"I want to make Chelsea loved around the world," he said.