Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Manchester United vs Chelsea: how to watch

Manchester United vs Chelsea: how to watch

Mourinho has indicated he is willing to bury the hatchet and Conte said: "In the past both said things. It is a massive game for us, we have to do the best to try and get three points".

Manchester United's season is very quickly beginning to look as if it will be primarily remembered for the unrest that has emerged around Paul Pogba's place within the club.

"It is important we keep our balance this weekend and play with great intelligence if we are to win the game".

Pogba's role and the tactical battle between Mourinho and Conte could be influenced by the absence of Ander Herrera through injury.

On Wednesday, Mourinho defended his side's cautious approach in the atmospheric Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, saying his team had controlled the game even though Sevilla created more chances.

In Manchester, the United manager emphasised his emotional uncoupling from Stamford Bridge, where bonds were strong until Conte turned up and created life after the Special Gone.

Chelsea are aiming to do the double over Man Utd for the fourth time in the Premier League and the first time since 2009/10 (also 2004/05 and 1993/94).

He said: "But the midfield started really well, and then when Herrera came out Paul made a big effort to go into that dynamic that we need and I think he had a positive performance".

The Frenchman's mission for the rest of the season is to drive Manchester United to an FA Cup triumph, a second-placed Premier League finish and deep into the Champions League.

Second-placed United are now three points and two places above the Blues and Conte acknowledges that there is fierce competition to qualify for Europe.

Sanchez's only goal in a United shirt since joining from Arsenal last month came in bundling home the rebound after his penalty had been saved by Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

It's fair to say that Romelu Lukaku's spell at Manchester United has been relatively hot and cold so far. If he stays out it will be better.

"I think the confidence, the trust I have shown towards Scott he has earned since he came to the first team". Bakayoko, on the other hand, last played in Chelsea's 4-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road where he was given his marching orders. Chelsea has dominated this rivalry in recent years with an 8-1-5 record in its last 14 games against United.

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