If Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of Manchester United, this would be the moment in which he invoked the memory of infamous racehorse Devon Loch. Only an inexplicable collapse like that of the race leader at the 1956 Grand National could cost Chelsea the title now and Ferguson was never afraid to employ the Loch analogy in an effort to ratchet up the pressure on his rivals. But let us not deceive ourselves. Injuries have come thick and fast for United and even a heavy win at Stamford Bridge...
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Radamel Falcao starts for Manchester United against Chelsea, while out-of-favour Angel Di Maria remains on the bench for Louis van Gaal's side.
Van Gaal has an injury crisis with Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind all missing the trip to Stamford Bridge, and Paddy McNair recalled to the side.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to see a complete performance from his team when they come up against Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday.
United needed a 94th-minute equaliser to scrape a draw against Chelsea in October, but the team have improved so much since that ending the Blues' unbeaten home run on Saturday would come as no surprise, even though Van Gaal may have to drop Wayne Rooney into midfield due to an injury crisis.
Van Gaal's men have moved within eight points...
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested that Robin van Persie will not be ready to start against Chelsea on Saturday.
Van Persie, 31, has missed United's last seven games with an ankle problem, but there could be an opening in attack at Stamford Bridge as Van Gaal is considering using Wayne Rooney as a holding midfielder due to injuries to other players in his squad.
However, although Van Persie has been back in training for more than a week, Van Gaal is reluctant to rush returning...