Man United facing big Chelsea test, says Rene Meulensteen

Rene Meulensteen reckons teams fancy their chances of scoring against Man United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Chelsea will provide Manchester United with a biggest test under Louis van Gaal, according to Rene Meulensteen.

The Red Devils face the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford on Sunday fresh from a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion earlier this week.

Teams look at United and know they will get chances and score against them

Rene Meulensteen

And former United coach reckons Van Gaal and his new-look side have been taken aback by some of their “indifferent” results this season.

“If you’re talking about the calibre of the opponent, yes, but the start of the season has proven a big test,” Meulensteen told Sky Sports News.

“I don’t think they anticipated some of the results that they got.

“But obviously when Chelsea come to Old Trafford, they’re top of the league and 10 points clear, it is going to be a big test for them.”

Meulensteen added that United’s leaky defence is offering their opponents hope of getting a result against the Red Devils.

“Well he has obviously changed the system a few times,” the Dutch coach added.

“He tried a 3-5-2 system at the beginning of the season, but it was more of a 4-3-2-1 system against West Brom.

“I think he has gone back to playing more of back four which suits Man United in the long run. He is still struggling with injuries which is hard because you can’t get a real settled back four.

“Teams look at United and know they can get chances and score against them.”

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