The Premier League game of the week will kick-off at 4pm at Old Trafford as Manchester United take on League leaders Chelsea as the master takes on the apprentice so to speak.
And having exchanged all the platitudes both Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal will know that victory tomorrow could make or break there season's more so for Manchester United however a Chelsea win would see them extend their lead at the top to 6 points following Manchester City's surprise defeat to West Ham yesterday.
A square-off between the mentor and his protege occurs at Old Trafford on Sunday (Noon ET on free-to-air NBC in the United States) when Manchester United host Chelsea.
In the past decade, these two teams have competed with one another for the Premier League title on multiple occasions, from the start of Jose Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea to Carlo Ancelotti's two seasons at the club.
While Old Trafford may not emanate the same aura of intimidation these days, going up against Manchester United in their own back yard is a always difficult challenge. That's a narrative that even applies to league leaders Chelsea, who will be the next team to face off against Louis van Gaal's bolstered Red Devils squad in Sunday's match (live on NBC at Noon ET in the USA).
Didier Drogba has been speaking ahead of the Manchester United v Chelsea clash on Sunday and believes the tables have turned since he first arrived in England. It's now United's turn to catch up with Chelsea.
If you had been asked fifteen months ago to picture the scenario United find themselves in at the moment, you wouldn't believe it.
Sunday's 4pm kick off sees Louis Van Gaal's first encounter against any of last season's top four. Van Gaal has claimed that he still believes his Manchester United side can catch Chelsea at the top of the table this season, but anything other than a win this Sunday would put a serious dent in Van Gaal's hopes.
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The biggest club fixture in the world will be given some extra bite this weekend by the most anticipated debut of the season, but it's far from the only grudge match taking place in Europe, with Greece's biggest derby also joining El Clasico on the agenda.
When Manchester United hosted Chelsea last season, on a balmy Monday night in August, David Moyes' men arrived into the fixture on the back of an impressive 4-1 win away at Swansea and while the turgid stalemate that followed against the Blues was hardly exciting, it definitely did not provide any indications about the shamble that would unfold in the following months.
Jose Mourinho to deploy Andre Schurrle as False nine against Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of Sunday's blockbuster encounter against Manchester United Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has to deal with the lack of striking options in his squad. The Blues are expected to be without Diego Costa and Loic Remy and reports from Guardian hint that Andre Schurrle could start up front at Old Trafford.
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In the past few years, we have had several off pitch controversies surrounding Chelsea football club, be it in the form of players having an alleged affair with fellow team-mate's girl friend, taking drugs, or cheating on their wives.