Ferguson wants to buck trend at Chelsea

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Manchester United’s recent track record at Stamford Bridge is not great, but he insists that his side will try to beat Chelsea on Sunday.

The Red Devils are level on points with cross-town rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings, and will look to keep the pressure on Roberto Mancini’s men with three points in London.

Ferguson knows it will be a difficult game, but has faith in the players at his disposal.

“Games at Chelsea in the last few years have been tough and we’ve had terrible luck there which has caused us disappointing results,” the Scottish coach told Inside United.

“The players know what they need to do. They know their responsibilities and the standard and expectation at the club, and they have to carry those things with them when they go into games.”

Meanwhile Ryan Giggs is hoping to put together a run of victories that can secure the club back-to-back top flight titles.

“We have shown reasonable form and if we can get good results in those kinds of games, confidence will be sky high.

“We know that it’s a tough run, but those are the games you want to be playing in.

“We are not quite at the make-or-break part of the season, but it is an important time, and we know that if we win those games, then we’ll be in good shape and good form going into the run-in.

“We know what’s ahead of us and what we have to do,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight