Manchester United hoping to keep top four hopes alive against Chelsea

Manchester United host Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday aiming to keep their hopes of securing a top four finish alive.

United head into the weekend sixth in the standings, two points behind Arsenal and a further point adrift of the Blues with three games to play.

Anything less than a victory at Old Trafford this weekend would leave the Red Devils with an almost impossible task to secure Champions League football next term.

United are priced at odds of 17/10 to win the game and many punters may be tempted at that price to use the Genting Bet promo code to back them to pick up three points on Sunday.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed at his pre-match press conference that midfielder Ander Herrera is available for selection after recovering from an injury.

Scott McTominay, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are all doubtful for the game, while Antonio Valencia remains on the sidelines.

Solskjaer plans to keep faith with David de Gea, despite the goalkeeper being at fault for both of Manchester City’s goals in their 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

He also made mistakes in recent fixtures against Everton and Barcelona, but Solskjaer has no intention of dropping the Spanish stopper.

The visitors will be without Callum Hudson-Odoi who is likely to be out for at least six months after rupturing his Achilles against Burnley on Monday.

Antonio Rudiger missed that game with a knee injury but should be fit for Sunday, while N’Golo Kante could play despite being forced off against the Clarets because of a rib injury.

United have faced Chelsea twice this season, drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge in the league and securing a 2-0 victory in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

However, United have been beaten in seven of their past nine competitive games and could lose back-to-back Premier League home matches for just the fifth time.

They have failed to score in their last three fixtures and have not gone four games without a goal since October to November 1992.

They will certainly take plenty of heart from Chelsea’s recent away record, with Maurizio Sarri’s side winning just two of their last seven top flight matches on the road.

The Blues are winless in eight league games away to the other ‘Big Six’ clubs since beating Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley back in August 2017.

With United desperately needing a victory to keep themselves in the running for a top four finish they are fancied to edge what promises to be an extremely tight contest.

Manchester United hoping to keep top four hopes alive against Chelsea

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