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PMB: Manchester United v Chelsea - history

With the help of club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton, we look back on some past encounters with Sunday's opponents...


We Have History

Chelsea’s six Premier League victories at Old Trafford have come under six different coaches: Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullit, Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafael Benitez.

In a week’s time it will also be six years since Chelsea last won at Old Trafford. Benitez was the Blues’ interim coach, and although the former Kop boss had already steered the Blues to the Europa League final nine days later, there were precious few congratulations on view in a dour match.

The destination of the points was decided by Juan Mata, after good work by Ramires and Oscar. The Spaniard shot from the edge of the box and Phil Jones could only look in despair as he misdirected the ball past Anders Lindegaard in the 87th minute.

 


Before Man United could rouse themselves in a grand finale, Rafael da Silva was sent off for kicking David Luiz, meaning Sir Alex Ferguson had lost his last encounter with the Londoners.


BLUE NOTES

The new 8½ acre Stamford Bridge grounds held their inaugural meeting of the London Athletic Club on Saturday 28 April 1877, attended by around 6,000 spectators including the Lady Mayoress of the City of London, who presented prizes to the winners.


Manchester United are unbeaten in the past five Premier League meetings at home against Chelsea, winning the last two.

The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge ended in a 2-2 draw thanks to a 96th-minute equaliser from Ross Barkley. United won our other meeting in February 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup.


The Red Devils have not beaten the Blues in three consecutive top-flight games at Old Trafford since January 1957 when Matt Busby was in charge.


LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING MATCH


Biggest league win at Old Trafford for each team

Man Utd 6-0 Chelsea - 26/12/1960
Man Utd 0-4 Chelsea - 24/08/1968

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