Manchester United vs Chelsea
With the new Premier League season barely a week old, we are already looking at one of the most anticipated game of the season...Manchester United takes on Chelsea.
And things will be very much different this season...we are talking about Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson and with Mourinho back to Chelsea, the competition will be a lot more difficult for the Red Devils.
|Manchester United vs Chelsea|
In the red corner, United come into the game off the back of an eye-catching opening-day 4-1 victory at Swansea. In the blue corner, Chelsea, by virtue of a some-might-say fortuitous midweek triumph over Aston Villa, arrive in Manchester riding the crest of a Jose Mourinho-powered wave.
Much has been talk about Chelsea under Mourinho and how United will slack under Moyes. It is still too early to tell but Manchester United's first game against an organized Swansea shows what the Red Devils can still do and why they won the League last season under Sir Alex Ferguson.
All the talk in the build-up has surrounded whether Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata will switch teams before the end of the summer transfer window, and such speculation could dictate whether they feature in their respective starting lineups.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has indicated that Rooney could start against the Blues, but after such a comprehensive victory over Swansea last weekend, the England international is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that Mata will be remaining at Stamford Bridge, but a lack of match-fitness could see the Spaniard also begin the match on the sidelines.
It is difficult to tell who will win against the other, but it is probably down to how the players take the chances....United has RVP to count on for this, but Chelsea has a strong and lots of midfielders to count on to supply the much required winning goal to Torres should he start.