Time is running out for the Red Devils to secure Champions League football for next season with tonight’s clash against the Blues a must-see fixture.
Ralf Rangnick’s United have lost three of their last four Premier League games and are six points behind Arsenal after playing one game more ahead of Thursday night’s fixture.
Third-placed Chelsea enjoy a big advantage over the chasing pack and will be ten points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham with five games to go, if they can secure a victory in Manchester.
Christian Pulisic picked up the latest of the capital club’s wins last time out as they beat West Ham, their first home victory in more than a month.
Chelsea have found things easier on the road, however, and have not lost to United in their last four encounters.
With kick-off at 7.45pm BST, follow Standard Sport’s live blog for all the latest updates, including expert analysis from James Robson on the ground…
How to watch
TV channel: In the UK, Manchester United v Chelsea will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game live online via the Sky Go app.
And welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Manchester United v Chelsea.
What was once the game of the season is no longer just a midweek footnote of European action, but could still have huge consequences in the race for the top four.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST and we’ll bring you all the preparation including team news in just over an hour.