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Neville: United Will Struggle Against Chelsea

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks his former team Manchester United will struggle to deal with Chelsea’s physicality when the teams meet at Old Trafford on Sunday. The former United defender, speaking after the 2-2 draw with West Brom on Monday, said, “I would say that on Sunday if Manchester United play with their starting team they’ll have big problems from set pieces.”

He continued: “You’ve got [Diego] Costa, [Branislav] Ivanovic, [Nemanja] Matic, [Gary] Cahill and [John] Terry – they are all six-foot-three and not just that, but they can head a ball and want to head a ball. ... United are going to have to deal with that from a physicality point of view because [Chelsea coach] Jose Mourinho will test them in areas they don’t want testing.”

As for his former club’s current form, Neville added: “It’s indifferent and it’s up and down … I still don’t see any patterns in their attacking play that are really exciting. They are playing in moments. They are not playing in what I would call rhythm. That’s the disappointing part.”

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