It’s the headline fixture of the Premier League weekend, with Manchester United welcoming fellow top-four hopefuls Chelsea to Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
United beat Chelsea 4-0 in the corresponding fixture last season – which took place on the opening weekend of what turned out to be a protracted 2019/2020 campaign and was Blues manager Frank Lampard’s first game in charge.
The Reds go into the match having recorded a memorable midweek 2-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, while Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Sevilla in the same competition.
United – who are yet to win at home this season – were thrashed 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur in their last league game at Old Trafford, while Chelsea’s away record is not too great, having conceded 42 away goals in the top flight since the start of last season, more than any other club.
Both sides, while boasting impressive attacking options, have struggled defensively so far this campaign, meaning there could be plenty of goals.
Here Daily Star Sport takes a look at six players from United and Chelsea who will all have a point to prove.
David de Gea shone against PSG
David De Gea
The question marks over De Gea’s concentration levels and poor form have continued into this season, despite the Spanish international goalkeeper’s solid display against PSG.
The signs were ominous in pre-season when fellow stopper Dean Henderson was recalled from a two-year loan spell at Sheffield United and rewarded with a new contract which keeps him at Old Trafford until June, 2025.
Henderson, 23, has been touted as De Gea’s long-term replacement, with some United fans urging Solskjaer to hand him a starting place immediately.
As shown in Paris, De Gea can still cut it at the highest level, making stellar saves from the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
He is not even 30 yet – usually an age when goalkeepers come…