Ferguson wants improvement at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that his side’s current record at Stamford Bridge is not good enough and wants improvement, The Daily Star reports. United have not won at Chelsea in the league since 2004 and have only taken three points from a possible 27 since then.

Ferguson has cited bad luck as the reason for their downfall and some decisions have favoured the Blues in recent occasions, but United will take good spirits from their Champions League triumph last season. The Premier League champions have closed the gap to league leaders Manchester City and sit level with their rivals at the top of the table, whereas Chelsea are 12 points behind. It is a must-win game for the Blues and United will be looking for a positive result to keep themselves chasing with City.

The United boss said: ‘We’ve done very well away from home so far this season and we need to be good from now on. We’ve got some really important away games in the run-in — Chelsea, Tottenham and City. Games at Chelsea in the last few years have been tough and we’ve had terrible luck there. The players know what they need to do.’

United have suffered with injuries so far this season, but are starting to see their players return and Ashley Young, along with Anderson, could be involved on Sunday after knee problems. Tom Cleverley is also on the verge of returning, which gives more depth to a United midfield which has been criticised so far this season. Ferguson has insisted that Wayne Rooney will be back for Sunday having missed Tuesday’s game against Stoke through injury.

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