Mar 9, 2013

Manchester United got knocked out of the UEFA Champions league in the hands of Real madrid at old Trafford in the midweek game and what a controversial exit it was, United took the lead in the home game and looked very comfortable in the first half when the score was 0-0 and defending well and troubling Madrid on Counter Attacks and looked most likely to score and they did with an own goal. But refree changed the game with a poor decision to send off Nani when he collided with Alvaro Arbloa, controling the high ball and catch Arbloa with studs up and it should have been a yellow card if anything but sending off changed the game and Real Madrid scored 2 quick goals to put Manchester United under real pressure.

Chelsea on the other hand are coming into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat in the hands of Steua Bucharest in the Europa League playing away from home and now they have a massive game against United in the FA Cup quarter finals and they will be looking to get into semifinal by beating United. This game will be played at Old Trafford at around 4:30 BST time and you can tune in here to get the live updates of the match here.

manchester United 2-0 Chelsea Highlights FA Cup

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Manchester United are playing some solid football and they were unbeaten in the 18 games when Real Madrid got a lucky win against Man Utd and United will be looking to bounce back specialy Wayne Rooney who had a difficult week after demoted to bench in the most important game in the season. their have been speculations that United will sell the forward in the summer but Sir Alex came out and said that Wayne Rooney is not going anywhere, well we have heard that before with Beckham and Ruud Van Nistelrooy scenarios.

If we look at the past 5 games between the two sides we can see that United looked really strong in this competition, they have won 3 matches in the last 5 matches and lost 1 and drawn 1. last two games between the two sides have been really interesting United beat Chelsea in the league with a 3-2 win but in Capital One Cup Man utd lost 5-4.

MANCHESTER UNITED EXPECTED LINEUP: De Gea, Rafael • Chris Smalling • Johny Evans • Patrice Evra, Tom Cleverley • Anderson, Antonio Valencia • Wayne Rooney • Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernández

CHELSEA EXPECTED LINEUP: Petre Čech, Azpilicueta • Gary Cahill • John Terry • Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard • Ramires, Oscar • Juan Mata • Eden Hazard, DambaBa