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Manchester United v Chelsea – Match Preview

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Danny Welbeck (knee) is out for Manchester United, who have captain Nemanja Vidic and Paul Scholes back in training.

Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns going into the game, although Rafael Benitez is likely to tinker with his lineup following a physicaly taxing Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

What the managers said…

“He is very concerned about his CV. He refers to it quite a lot. But you can’t dispute the fact he has done a good job in the last few weeks. The key to it is that the fans have settled down a little bit. They have left him alone and he has got on with managing his job. It can’t be easy, listening to pressure from the fans all the time. They have eased up. It has allowed him to relax and they have produced some good results.” Sir Alex Ferguson praises the job Rafael Benitez has done at Stamford Bridge (Sky Sports)

“It is important to show this character and keep the momentum,” Benitez said. We have difficult games left but hopefully we can do it. Now they realise how important every single game is. The reaction in the second half [when Chelsea fought back from a goal down] showed their character and now I think they will be like that until the end. To get three points in every game will be massive because we are so close. We have to do our job and hopefully other teams will make mistakes.” Rafael Benitez has challenged Chelsea to end the season on a high (BBC Sport)

Pre-match Statistic: Chelsea haven’t managed a clean sheet at Old Trafford since December 2001 – a run of 17 Premier League games.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

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