A match preview for the encounter between Manchester United and Chelsea.
Where: Old Traffford, Manchester
When: Monday August 26, 2013 20.00 ko
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The biggest clash of the season so far sees Jose Mourinho return to Old Trafford to meet with new boss David Moyes.
The mind games have already begun, with the Special One promising to return with a briefcase stuffed full of £40 million to tempt the club to hand over Wayne Rooney. Presumably smuggling him back on the coach to London won’t work.
Chelsea top the table early on after recording victories over Hull City and Aston Villa, but will need to be at full strength for this one to notch up the advantage before heading off to meet with Atletico Madrid at the end of the month. Chelsea’s only injury concern is that of David Luiz and young defender Tomas Kalas.
However, in contrast, United have several injury woes to contend with. Defender Rafael is out, and he will join the likes of Ashley Young (ankle), Nani (groin) and Chicharito (hamstring) on the sidelines.
United will be in bullish mood, though, after recording a 4-1 victory over Swansea City last weekend, and it remains to be seen whether Moyes will risk starting Wayne Rooney following his ongoing transfer saga.