Ex-Arsenal Star Merson Insists Chelsea’s Mourinho Will Look To Contain Man Utd

Paul Merson

Reports are out claiming that Paul Merson believes Chelsea will be attempting to keep Manchester United very quiet this weekend.

The former Arsenal star suggests with the Premier League title in his sights, Jose Mourinho will be happy to grab a single point when Louis van Gaal’s in-form Red Devils come to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

In his pre-game analysis for Sky Sports, Merson wrote: ‘Chelsea will be fully focused on not losing the game. Jose Mourinho will set up to contain Manchester United. He’s done it before and, with the title on the line, he’ll do it again.

‘The pressure will certainly be off Manchester United. They have a bit of a free swing at Stamford Bridge but this game will be a real test of how far United have come under Louis van Gaal. They have certainly improved but this will be a real test against a Chelsea side that has been the best team in the country by a mile this season.

‘I think this will be a tight game and I can see it finishing in a 1-1 draw. Chelsea will definitely settle for that!’

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