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5 reasons why Manchester United may destroy Chelsea

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14.05K   //    24 Feb 2018, 17:39 IST

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Manchester United have a great chance to thrash Chelsea

A decade ago, this was the matchup which decided title races. In the present, the clash is set to decide who is the best among the rest as Manchester City have literally run away with the Premier League title this season.

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Nevertheless, the current situation at both clubs offers great promise of a cracking contest.

The Old Trafford landlordsUnit recently lost to Newcastle United and drew 0-0 at Sevilla in the Champions League with Paul Pogba facing severe criticism for his performances.

Their manager; Jose Mourinho has preferred 21-year old Scott McTominay to the Frenchman as he tries to bring balance to the team.

On the other side, Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte is fighting a battle of his own with the board and his future has come in to question in recent weeks. Thus, both teams are not in their best moments and a win in this high-voltage clash will help either team's momentum massively.

There are several factors which point to a good win for United; here are 5 of the most crucial:


#5 United and Mourinho need it more

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Mourinho is under pressure due to recent performances

Simply put, the Red Devils need to put on a top performance to relieve themselves and their manager of the huge pressure they are under at the moment. January signing Alexis Sanchez has not lifted the squad like Mourinho would have envisaged and there remains a missing fluidity to the attack which continues to irk fans.

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Paul Pogba's drop in form and subsequent benching looks to have not gone well with the player. However, even his absence has not led to an improvement in results or performances.

Defensively, the team has not been solid either with goalie David De Gea being called upon more than he should.

Finally, Romelu Lukaku continues to fail in leading the line, unlike Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season.

Thus, the entire team is under pressure to not only win but also do so in a dominant fashion. Big clubs tend to respond best to pressure and this is the perfect occasion for the Red Devils to put Chelsea to the sword.

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