Chelsea vs Manchester United special

Anthony Martial is keen to stay at Manchester United

Anthony Martial is keen to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United face Chelsea in the standout fixture of the Premier League's matchday nine.

He has been at United for two or three years now and he has been winning trophies.

"Even today we don't have every player back, so it is a bit odd when you come from the global week, but I think the feelings of the last match remain, so the players are fine, are happy and focused". So I think that I have to respect him. At the moment, it's not possible (to compare).

It's looking increasingly like Sanchez and United aren't a good fit for one another - although that could always change with a different coach leading the way. Asked if he was surprised by United's start, Sarri added: "A little bit, but I think it can happen".

It is said that manager Jose Mourinho has been more impressed by what the player has done defensively this season rather than anything going forward, while Sanchez's split with girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez has apparently taken its toll on his on-field performances. I want to stay in the team now and keep the shirt so I'll keep going, keep focused and keep concentrating. As many as eight first-team stars are doubtful or confirmed absentees for the match against Chelsea. Obviously they are not playing Champions League and that puts them just in the Premier League and in the Premier League the results speak for themselves'.

Mourinho and Hazard won the league together at Chelsea in 2015 and this week the Belgium star admitted he would one day like to work with the current United boss again.

"There was that penalty and then a fine David De Gea save, so United really could have been 4-0 down at half-time".

For all the euphoria Manchester United fans will have felt in the immediate aftermath of Alexis Sánchez's late rescue act against Newcastle, not even a last-gasp victory could mask the wretched defensive problems that have become increasingly pronounced this season.

Sarri said: "We need to expect everything because we have to play against a very strong team, and usually a very strong team play very well in important matches".

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