Both Manchester United and Chelsea produced strong performances last night as the Blues dispatched Juventus at Stamford Bridge and Carrick’s side overcame Villareal in Spain, further elevating excitement over this Sunday’s collision between the two at the Bridge.
With both Flex of the United View and Chelsea supporting commentator Rory Jennings at the heart of 888sport’s weekly football podcast, with discussions revolving around how many United players would get in a combined eleven between the two sides.
The task was immediately toughened for any reds, as the panel agreed to play with three centre backs and two wing backs, a formation that made Luke Shaw’s selection over Ben Chilwell significantly less likely.
Having recently parted company with Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, United currently sit 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea, who are being tipped by many to follow up last season’s European success with a Premier League victory this campaign.
Following up a strong performance in Spain last night, Sunday marks a major opportunity for United to turn the tide on rough their season as they collide with Tuchel’s immensely impressive Blues side.