Those that saw Man United’s game at Wigan would have generally been of the opinion that the 4-0 scoreline somewhat flattered the league leaders. Edwin Van der Saar reaffirmed just what a fantastic keeper he is with a couple of vital saves early on. Sir Alex Ferguson will still have been pleased with the victory and a second successive away clean sheet.
The manager knows that his side are in for a far tougher time at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Although the Blues are a long way off the pace, they will certainly relish the opportunity to derail their rival’s title bid. Carlo Ancelotti’s outfit have kept clean sheets in eight of their 12 league matches at home this campaign, so United will have to be at their clinical best to snap up any chances. With so much riding on this game, one can expect it to be another tight affair.
United will likely line-up with five across midfield and aim not to lose the game. This is the third of United’s run of four tricky games on the road, so fatigue may also play a part tomorrow evening.