Man United boss Ferguson eager to end winless run at Stamford Bridge
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United should have beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since their last win in 2002
Sir Alex Ferguson has called on his Manchester United side to end their 10-year wait for a Premier League win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge when the two sides meet on Sunday.
Goals from Paul Scholes, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured a resounding 3-0 victory in April 2002 but United have only collected three points from a possible 27 in the nine seasons since that win.
However, Ferguson is pleased with United’s away form this season and the 70-year-old wants his players to continue their momentum with trips to Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane and the Etihad Stadium looming.
“We’ve done very well away from home this season and we need to be good from now on,” Ferguson told Inside United.
“We’ve got some really important away games in the run-in – Chelsea, Tottenham and City. They’re going to be crucial games.
“Games at Chelsea in the last few years have been tough and we’ve had terrible luck there which has caused us disappointing results.
“The players know what they need to do. They know their responsibilities and the standard and expectation at the club, and they have to carry those things with them when they go into games.”
Man United’s Premier League results at Stamford Bridge from 2002-03
1) Chelsea 2 – 2 Manchester United, August 2002
2) Chelsea 1 – 0 Manchester United, November 2003
3) Chelsea 1 – 0 Manchester United, August 2004
4) Chelsea 3 – 0 Manchester United, April 2006
5) Chelsea 0 – 0 Manchester United, May 2007
6) Chelsea 2 – 1 Manchester United, April 2008
7) Chelsea 1 – 1 Manchester United, September 2008
8) Chelsea 1 – 0 Manchester United, November 2009
9) Chelsea 2 – 1 Manchester United, March 2011