Manchester United will be aiming to make it three wins in a row when they welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford this evening for the Premier League’s teatime kick-off.
After being hammered 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur prior to the international break, United have responded well since the two-week break, beating both Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain in their last two outings.
Whilst the win over Newcastle United was much-needed after the Spurs drubbing, the win against PSG in the Champions League was impressive, as Marcus Rashford netted a late winner to seal a winning start to the group stages for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will make the trip to Old Trafford looking to end a two-game winless run. The Blues have drawn both of their last two outings, being held by Southampton in the Premier League last weekend before playing out a goalless draw with Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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Whilst their last two Premier League matches have pitted themselves up against lesser opposition, with respect, in the form of Crystal Palace and Southampton, a trip to Old Trafford to face a United side brimming with confidence will not be a straight forward task.
And to make matters even more complicated for Frank Lampard’s team, United are set to welcome some key players back into the squad, as well as one of their big-name summer signings for the very first time.
After being forced to spend a period of time in self isolation after arriving in England to join United, former PSG striker Edinson Cavani, who joined the Red Devils earlier this month, has been forced to wait patiently for his chance to make his debut for his new club, but he could be handed that opportunity against the Blues, it seems.
Our sister title – the Manchester Evening News – have reported that Cavani has been included in Solskjaer’s provisional…