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Man United and Chelsea at same stage of development says Frank Lampad

153   //    Modified 11 Aug 2019, 09:13 IST

New Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard suggested on Friday that he and his Manchester United counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are are at the same of development as they prepare to face each other in the first match of their respective seasons in Manchester on Sunday.

The Norwegian was propelled into the job on a caretaker basis last December following Jose Mourinho's sacking and won 14 of his first 17 matches in charge.

But United's form turned after he was handed the top job on a permanent basis as they ended the 2018-19 campaign with one win in nine matches, leading to some questioning the decision to hand him the role full-time.

Like United, Chelsea have been written off for the title by many before a ball has been kicked this season after losing star player Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

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