Match Preview Live – Man Utd vs Chelsea 28.04.2022

Ralf Rangnick says it ‘doesn’t make sense’ to talk further about injured Manchester United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League but to focus on finishing the season as well as possible, starting against Chelsea on Thursday, live on sky sports.

United are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, having won just once in their last six matches and played one game more. They have had chances to gain ground as their four main rivals have slipped in recent weeks, but suffered a damaging defeat to Arsenal last weekend after also losing to Liverpool and Everton this month.

They face Chelsea without several key players including Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw, Edinson Cavani and Fred while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is uncertain, although caretaker manager Rangnick expects his available players to show they can beat a top team. .

“We still have four games to play, the next two games are at home to Old Trafford and we will try to get as many points and win as many games as possible,” Rangnick said in his pre-press conference. -match.

“To do that we have to play at the best possible level. Chelsea are a good team but we know that if we play well it is possible to win the game tomorrow.

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“I don’t think it makes sense now to talk and speculate about the Champions League, we have to be realistic. Even if we win all four games, it’s not in our hands, what’s in our hands , that’s how we play, our It’s important that this season ends on the best possible note.

Man Utd team news:

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will miss his Premier League game with Chelsea with a knee problem, while winger Jadon Sancho has also been ruled out with tonsillitis.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka faces a late fitness test with Fred, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba (all calf) and Luke Shaw (ankle) still out. Cavani, however, is due to return to training on Friday.

Youngsters Hannibal Mejbri and Alejandro Garnacho will once again be in the squad, while left-back Alvaro Fernandez could also make his matchday debut.

“Obviously if the results are not going well and we have lost three of the last four games, the morale, the energy in the dressing room is not as good as it would be, we still have to perform, c is what we get paid, it’s important for the players, knowing the new manager, to show that we are capable of beating a team like Chelsea, that’s our job, that’s what everyone has to do and that’s what we worked for.”

‘Man Utd remain an attractive club’

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Ralf Rangnick believes Manchester United are an attractive club even without the prospect of Champions League football, Bruno Fernandes’ contract renewal shows it is still possible.

Ranknick believes players will still be interested in signing for United this summer, even without the lure of Champions League football.

“Of course it would be better if we played the Champions League next season, but it also affects other clubs, it’s not just a problem for Manchester United,” Rangnick said. “The renewal of Bruno’s contract (Fernandes) shows that it is still possible.

“It’s an attractive club, with a new manager, a new approach, it’s still a hugely interesting club and I look forward to helping Erik and everyone at the club get the most out of it and change the whole thing. next season is approaching so Manchester United can be a top club.”

Tuchel: Old Trafford one of the biggest scenes

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Despite United’s struggles this season, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel insists Rangnick’s squad are still packed with quality players and are looking forward to Thursday’s trip to Manchester.

“I am personally very happy to face them at Old Trafford,” Tuchel said. “For me personally, this is one of the biggest steps.

“I arrive with a strong club and team, the best way to arrive. This game will always be important for me, whatever position or form they are in.

“That’s why we prepare in the best possible way. We don’t think about their situation so much. We focus on their last games. You shouldn’t be confused by the lack of results. For me, the team is full of quality.”

Chelsea team news

Antonio Rudiger and Reece James could be in contention for Thursday’s Premier League trip to Manchester United after training on Tuesday, while a late decision will be made on Andreas Christensen’s fitness.

Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell all remain injury-free. Ross Barkley is sick.

‘Nobody likes’ Rudiger transfer decision

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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says no one at the club is happy with defender Antonio Rudiger having to leave the club at the end of the season but they need to get the best out of him in his remaining matches.

Tuchel says ‘nobody likes’ Antonio Rudiger’s decision to leave the club this summer as the defender closes in on a free transfer to Real Madrid.

Rudiger, whose contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season, is set to agree a four-year contract with Real and Tuchel revealed over the weekend that he has decided to reject a new contract and join a new club.

Asked about the Germany international’s decision to leave, Tuchel said: “I don’t think anyone likes it. He gives everyone confidence in the dressing room. He’s a unique character and plays at an exceptional level. He sometimes focuses on himself, he likes responsibility.

“No one likes this decision but we have to accept it. Like it or not, there will be life at Chelsea after Toni. It’s also the most important thing for us that it ends like this.” started, at the highest level.”

Last outing…

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th Premier League goal, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Arsenal from claiming fourth place with a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.

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Christian Pulisic spared Jorginho’s blushes as their 90th-minute winner earned Chelsea a 1-0 win over West Ham at 10 – to end the Blues’ terrible record at Stamford Bridge.

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Opta stats: Can Chelsea end a winless run?

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last eight league games at home to Chelsea (W3 D5), keeping five clean sheets in this run since a 1-0 defeat in May 2013.
  • Chelsea are winless in eight Premier League games against Manchester United (D5 L3) – only against Arsenal (19 between 1995 and 2005) and Blackburn Rovers (12 between 1992 and 1998) have had a longer run without a win in the competition.
  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five Premier League games against Chelsea, having recorded a shutout in just four of their previous 23 against them.
  • Only Manchester City (39) have won more Premier League away points than Chelsea (36) this season, while only Liverpool (40) have scored more away goals than the Blues (35). Chelsea have won their last eight away games in all competitions, their longest streak in history.

Man Utd’s remaining fixtures

April 28 – Chelsea (h), live on Sky Sports

May 2nd – Brentford (h), live on Sky Sports

May 7 – Brighton, live on Sky Sports

May 22 – Crystal Palace (a)

Chelsea match schedule:

April 28 – Manchester United (a) Premier League, live on Sky Sports

1st May – Everton (a) premier league, live on Sky Sports

May 7 – Wolves (h) premier league

May 11 – Leeds Premier League, live on Sky Sports

May 14 – Liverpool (Wembley) FA Cup Final

May 19 – Leicester (h) premier league

May 22 – Watford (h) premier league

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