Paul Pogba: Manchester United out to avenge Stamford Bridge defeats
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 15, 2017,
Apr 15, 2017, 23:10
"Obviously they are ahead of us, they're playing for the title and, for them, it's important to win this game. It happened last season and we lost opportunity to challenge for the title which was up to us and today is the same", said the Argentine. "I believe we can win every game if we play like this and then we'll see". Didier Drogba was sent off in extra time and in a thrilling penalty shoot-out John Terry missed the chance to seal victory for Chelsea before Edwin van der Sar saved from Nicolas Anelka to seal United's win.
Since his arrival on a free transfer last summer, Ibrahimovic has cemented his status as United's key player, netting 17 Premier League goals.
The United boss insists there is no added emotion facing former club Chelsea, but this season's defeats at Stamford Bridge clearly rankle with the world's most expensive player.
"This season Chelsea are a much better team than us".
"I'm really hoping to work hard these next two days in training until the game comes up and I really want to be involved, so hopefully I am".
The criticism came after the left-back, who suffered a double leg fracture in September 2015, made just one appearance for Man United since the end of January, but has since returned to the squad.
Goalkeeper: David De Gea hasn't featured in United's last three games but the Spanish global is expected to get a recall between the sticks on Sunday with Sergio Romero dropping out.
Conte meanwhile said he has nothing but respect for Mourinho, who he has beaten twice already this season at Stamford Bridge - 4-0 in the league, 1-0 in the FA Cup quarter final.
Jose Mourinho has accused the media of double standards in its praise for Antonio Conte's Chelsea team compared to his own. Here's a link to more on what Mourinho had to say about Mata. Mourinho was again the target of chants from some Chelsea fans and responded by raising three fingers to signify the league titles he won with the team.
19 - difference between Chelsea's goals scored this term (65) and United's (46).
"I had a really good chat with him and I totally agree with him - I will do whatever he wants". "He's a great player, he's not only a finisher but he plays for the team".
"It's very hard to prepare for this kind of situation", Conte said.