Manchester United wary of attacking Chelsea team on Sunday
Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t want Chelsea to storm seven points clear of his team on Sunday although the Manchester United defence has been at sixes and sevens this season and the Red Devils have fallen behind in eight matches this term.
October 26th, 2012
While United have recovered on six occasions to win the game, Sunday’s opposition won’t be as forgiving and Chelsea are marginal favourites to claim victory and continue their excellent start to the domestic season.
Ferguson has been impressed by the start made to the campaign by the Premier League leaders, especially the way that new signings Oscar and Eden Hazard have slotted into the team.
“Chelsea always had that alternative route of playing with Drogba up front,” said Ferguson.
“They could play it long or they could play it through midfield.
“Now it’s straightforward. It’s through midfield all the time.
“But it’s not an easy system to deal with. Oscar and Hazard are similar type players. And with Mata as well they all play in behind the main striker.
“We just have to find a way of dealing with it.”
Rio Ferdinand will return to the United line-up after sitting out Tuesday’s dramatic 3-2 win against Braga, with the Red Devils working their way back from two goals down to claim victory.