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Barclays Premier League

Sunday, 26 October 2014,

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Chelsea
  • Kickoff: 17:00 BST
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Attendance: 75,327
  • 91' Robin van Persie
  • 53' Didier Drogba
  • 91' Branislav Ivanovic

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Shaw: Fans not seen my best yet

Luke Shaw will put aside any feelings he has for Chelsea on Sunday and concentrate instead on proving why Manchester United paid B£28million for his services.

Louis van Gaal will come face to face with his friend Jose Mourinho on Sunday in the biggest test of his Old Trafford reign to date.

With so much focus on Van Gaal's relationship with his former assistant, one sub-plot has flown under the radar in the build-up to the match - that of Shaw's relationship with Chelsea.

Shaw spent much of his childhood on the terraces at Stamford Bridge, and he actually had a trial at the west London club as a youngster, but he was rejected after being deemed too short.

The Blues had a chance to sign Shaw again this summer, but they balked at his wage demands, according to Mourinho, and United swooped to land the Londoner.

"Playing against Chelsea is a big thing in my family and among my friends because I was born around that area of London," Shaw told Inside United.

"I used to watch them when I was younger."

Almost all of Shaw's family, including father Paul - who is expected to be at Old Trafford on Sunday - are Blues, which made for split loyalties in the Shaw household when the teenager turned out for Southampton at Stamford Bridge last year for the first time.

Shaw admits that match, in which he set up Jason Puncheon for the equaliser in the 2-2 draw, is small fry when compared to the colossal battle which is set to unfold at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"When I first played at Stamford Bridge with Southampton it was a bit of a surreal experience in a lot of ways because it was at a ground I'd visited as a kid," Shaw added.

"But playing against Chelsea with United at Old Trafford is a different proposition altogether.

"I'm really looking forward to it, especially with how big this fixture is.

"Everyone knows that United-Chelsea games are massive. It's one of the biggest games in world football and there will be people everywhere watching it on TV."

Many people have been keeping a keen eye on Shaw's progress too since he joined United for almost the same fee they paid to sign Wayne Rooney a decade ago.

The defender was criticised by Van Gaal for turning up to pre-season training out of shape, but he soon earned a place in the manager's good books for the way he regained his fitness.

On the pitch, Shaw admitted earlier this week that his performances have not been up to scratch since his move. "The fans haven't seen the best of me yet. I know I haven't been up to my full potential," he said.

This weekend's game therefore provides the England international with a perfect opportunity to show he is up to the task of being a Manchester United regular.

"There aren't many games that are bigger than this one and that's why I'm really hoping to be a part of it. I want to show people what I can do in games like this," he said.

Chelsea are favourites for Sunday's clash for a reason.

The unbeaten Blues have dropped just two points so far this season and lead the Barclays Premier League by five points.

United sit 10 points behind Mourinho's men because of their inconsistent form.

Van Gaal, who is three months into his tenure, thinks his team will improve if, like Mourinho, he is given time.

"Jose has worked more than one year already with his team and last year they didn't win any prize, so you have to build up and he has built up Chelsea," said the United boss, who watched his team draw 2-2 at West Brom on Monday.

"They are playing like a team and I want my team to do that as well, but to play for 90 minutes.

"We did that against West Bromwich Albion, played as a team, but we also made individual errors. That was our problem."

Mourinho takes his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday shunning the conservative approach to instead chase a victory over Manchester United and an extension to the Premier League leaders' unbeaten start to the season.

Mourinho will play against one-time mentor Louis van Gaal for the second time in competitive matches, bidding to build on the Blues' seven wins in eight Premier League matches so far this season.

Last season, just three games into his second spell as Chelsea boss, Mourinho opted against fielding a recognised striker at Old Trafford.

This time Chelsea travel with a win on their minds.

"Try (for) the best result as always," Mourinho said.

"Try to play as good as we are playing and we are always trying to play, respecting an opponent that is one of the best and most difficult in the Premier League.

"We are confident, we are in a good moment, in a good situation and there is no reason for us to change our feeling.

"We play against a big team, yes, we know that, but we feel ourselves in a very good moment."

Mourinho is prepared to risk the fitness of striker Diego Costa, who has scored nine goals in seven Premier League games and is recovering from a hamstring problem and viral infection.

Loic Remy (groin) is out, while midfielders John Obi Mikel (foot) and Ramires (groin) could return alongside forward Andre Schurrle (illness).

Thibaut Courtois is to return in goal after Petr Cech started Tuesday night's match against Maribor and Filipe Luis is likely to play at left-back with Cesar Azpilicueta suspended.

Cesc Fabregas, who was linked with United in recent seasons, has been key to Chelsea's form this term since signing from Barcelona.

But Mourinho is confident his side can adapt if United try to shut down the Spain playmaker, just as Crystal Palace tried last weekend.

The Blues boss added: "If he doesn't run (the game), somebody runs it. Against Crystal Palace he had individual police and we played without him in the first half when he had that individual policing.

"We are very confident about ourselves. I'm not interested in thinking which team Man United play, who is playing, who is not playing. I'm not interested.

"We are playing well, we are confident, we are top of the league, we are in a good position.

"The camp is happy and we are ready for the game."

91'+5

Second Half ends, Manchester United 1, Chelsea 1.

91'+5

Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) Throw In at 96'

91'+5

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 95'

91'+4

Robin van Persie

91'+3

1 - 1

Goal! Manchester United 1, Chelsea 1. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

91'+3

Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

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Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 94'

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Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 94'

91'+2

Branislav Ivanovic

91'+2

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

91'+2

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 93'

91'+2

Substitution, Chelsea. Kurt Zouma replaces Willian.

91'+1

Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 90'

90'

Substitution, Chelsea. André Schürrle replaces Eden Hazard.

89'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 89'

88'

Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).

88'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Eden Hazard

88'

Rafael (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 88'

87'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 87'

86'

John Terry (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 86'

85'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 85'

85'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

84'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 84'

83'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 83'

83'

Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 83'

82'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Free Kick at 82'

81'

Offside, Chelsea. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Willian is caught offside.

81'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 81'

81'

Foul by Marcos Rojo (Manchester United).

80'

Attempt missed. James Wilson (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rafael with a cross.

80'

Rafael (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 80'

79'

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rafael.

79'

Rafael (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 79'

79'

Attempt saved. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a through ball.

79'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 79'

78'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 78'

78'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Free Kick at 77'

77'

Marouane Fellaini

77'

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

77'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 77'

77'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 77'

76'

Attempt missed. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj.

76'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 76'

75'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 75'

75'

Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 75'

75'

Offside, Chelsea. Thibaut Courtois tries a through ball, but Didier Drogba is caught offside.

73'

David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 73'

73'

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 72'

72'

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

71'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Foul by Filipe Luis (Chelsea).

70'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 70'

69'

Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

69'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 69'

69'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 69'

69'

Attempt missed. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Willian.

69'

Willian (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 69'

68'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 68'

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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 68'

67'

Substitution, Manchester United. James Wilson replaces Juan Mata.

67'

Substitution, Chelsea. John Obi Mikel replaces Oscar.

66'

Attempt missed. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a corner.

66'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 66'

66'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 66'

66'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 66'

65'

Branislav Ivanovic

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Ángel Di María (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 64'

62'

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 62'

62'

Oscar

62'

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

59'

Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

59'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 59'

58'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 58'

57'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 57'

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Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 57'

56'

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

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Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 56'

55'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 55'

53'

0 - 1

Goal! Manchester United 0, Chelsea 1. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

53'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 53'

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Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by David de Gea.

53'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 53'

52'

Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Didier Drogba.

52'

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 52'

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Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Smalling following a corner.

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Robin van Persie (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 52'

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Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 51'

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Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Willian.

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Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 50'

50'

Cesc Fàbregas

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Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 49'

47'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

46'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 46'

46'

Second Half begins Manchester United 0, Chelsea 0.

46'+2

First Half ends, Manchester United 0, Chelsea 0.

46'+1

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

46'+1

Daley Blind (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 47'

46'

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Throw In at 46'

46'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 46'

45'

Attempt missed. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ángel Di María following a set piece situation.

45'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 45'

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Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 45'

44'

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

42'

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Juan Mata.

42'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 42'

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Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Free Kick at 42'

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Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

41'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 41'

41'

Attempt saved. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oscar.

41'

Oscar (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 41'

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Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Free Kick at 41'

41'

Hand ball by Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

41'

Handball

39'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 39'

39'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 39'

39'

Nemanja Matic

39'

Robin van Persie (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 38'

37'

Rafael (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 36'

35'

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

34'

Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 34'

33'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 33'

30'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 30'

29'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 29'

28'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 28'

26'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 26'

25'

Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea).

25'

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 25'

24'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Rafael.

24'

Attempt saved. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

24'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 24'

23'

Attempt saved. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj with a through ball.

23'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 23'

22'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 22'

22'

Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 22'

22'

Didier Drogba

22'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Ángel Di María.

21'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Free Kick at 21'

20'

Foul by Juan Mata (Manchester United).

20'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 20'

19'

Attempt missed. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a set piece situation.

19'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 19'

19'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 19'

18'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17'

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 17'

17'

Handball

17'

Hand ball by Filipe Luis (Chelsea).

17'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 17'

17'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 17'

16'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 16'

14'

Attempt missed. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

14'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 14'

14'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

14'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 14'

13'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Rafael.

13'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Throw In at 13'

13'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 13'

12'

Rafael

12'

Foul by Rafael (Manchester United).

12'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 12'

12'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 12'

11'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 11'

11'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 11'

10'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 10'

9'

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

8'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 8'

8'

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 8'

8'

Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 8'

5'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 5'

4'

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Juan Mata.

4'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 4'

4'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 4'

4'

Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4'

Attempt blocked. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj.

4'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 4'

3'

Oscar (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 3'

3'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Robin van Persie.

3'

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross.

3'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 3'

3'

Oscar (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 3'

3'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

2'

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Didier Drogba.

2'

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 2'

2'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Free Kick at 2'

2'

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

2'

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Throw In at 2'

1'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 1'

1'

Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 1'

1'

Kickoff

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Possession

51%
49%
  • Manchester United
  • Chelsea

Shots

19
9

Shots on target

7
4

Fouls

13
14

Corners

4
7

Yellow Cards

3
5

Red Cards

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Head to Head

Man United1 - 1Chelsea
Chelsea3 - 1Man United
Man United0 - 0Chelsea
Man United0 - 1Chelsea
Chelsea1 - 0Man United
Man United2 - 2Chelsea

Man United

  • 1David De Gea
  • 12Chris Smalling
  • 5Marcos Rojo
  • 3Luke Shaw
  • 2Rafael
  • 7Ángel Di María
  • 11Adnan Januzaj
  • 20Robin van Persie
  • 8Juan Mata
  • -> James Wilson
  • 31Marouane Fellaini
  • 17Daley Blind
  • Subs
  • 21Ander Herrera
  • 24Darren Fletcher
  • 44Andreas Pereira
  • 13Anders Lindegaard
  • 16Michael Carrick
  • 42Tyler Blackett

Chelsea

  • 13Thibaut Courtois
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 2Branislav Ivanovic
  • 26John Terry
  • 24Gary Cahill
  • 8Oscar
  • -> John Obi Mikel
  • 10Eden Hazard
  • -> André Schürrle
  • 21Nemanja Matic
  • 4Cesc Fàbregas
  • 22Willian
  • -> Kurt Zouma
  • 11Didier Drogba
  • Subs
  • 34Lewis Baker
  • 6Nathan Ake
  • 1Petr Cech
  • 17Mohamed Salah

Robin van Persie's late leveller pegs back Chelsea held by Man Utd

Robin van Persie's 94th minute strike saw 10-man Chelsea pegged back to 1-1 against Manchester United. Didier Drogba's near post header had opened the scoring, but after Branislav Ivanovic's sending off, Van Persie struck.

Star strikers Diego Costa and Falcao missed the game through injury, but the game still contained excellent chances for both teams and Robin van Persie's effort when through on goal was blocked by Thibaut Courtois and David De Gea at the other end saved brilliantly from both Drogba and Eden Hazard.

However, just after De Gea had blocked Hazard's effort in the second half, Drogba escaped his marker Rafael and rose at the near post to head home the resulting corner.

It was a fight to the finish though as, after Branislav Ivanovic was sent off for a second booking, Van Persie smashed home from close range to share the points.




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