Andy Gray states his prediction for Chelsea v Man United

Andy Gray looks ahead to Manchester United's Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon

Andy Gray is expecting Chelsea to be held to a draw by Manchester United in Sunday’s crunch clash at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues head into the game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their goalless draw with Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night.

The west London side have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks since Guus Hiddink’s appointment as interim boss and are now unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions.

United also produced a much-improved display as Louis van Gaal’s men secured an impressive 3-0 victory over Stoke City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils head into the game in fifth and five points adrift of the top four, and former Everton man Gray is backing them to pick up a point in west London.

Writing in his blog for Paddy Power, Gray said: “Normally this would be a game everyone would look forward to. But this game is almost irrelevant, which sums up how the season has gone for the two clubs.

“It’s still a big game though. Chelsea at home are usually good. I think it’ll be close, a draw.”

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United finished fourth last season under Van Gaal.

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