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Pupil meets master today as Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal go head to head at Old Trafford.
While Mourinho’s Chelsea version 2.0 are currently cruising at the top of the table having won 7 and drawn 1 of their 8 games to date, Van Gaal’s United project is still in its infancy.
That said the Red Devils could leapfrog Arsenal and Liverpool today with a win that would take up to fifth in the table. United have won 3 games so far, all of which have come at Old Trafford.
Key to United’s form has been summer signing Angel di Maria. The Argentine winger has proved a successful acquisition despite his huge price tag. The former Real Madrid was a doubt before the game with the injury that forced him off in the 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion however he since trained and is fit.
United will however be without Jonny Evans (foot), Paddy McNair (hamstring), Jesse Lingard (knee) and Antonio Valencia (hamstring) while Michael Carrick is edging closer to a return after 5 months out. The England midfielder featured for the club’s reserve side on Friday and could be in contention for a start in the coming weeks.
Wayne Rooney misses the final game of his suspension for a red card received against West Ham in September. The striker turned 29 this week but rather than influencing matters on the field he will hope that Radamel Falcao and the under pressure Robin Van Persie can give him the perfect birthday present.
Chelsea for their part have been in superb form this week and they warmed up for the super Sunday clash with a 6-0 win over Maribor in the UCL. The result was all the more impressive as it was achieved without Diego Costa.
Costa is likely to return on Sunday following injury and illness however his strike partner Loic Remy is out with a groin injury.
Midfielders John Obi Mikel (foot) and Ramires (groin) are also set to return as is Andre Schurrle, who has recovered from illness.
Full-back Cesar Azpilicueta is banned however following his red card last weekend meaning that Luis Filipe will start.