Photo: Daley Blind sends message to Man United starlet ahead of Chelsea trip

Daley Blind and Jesse Lingard have been joking around ahead of Manchester United's trip to Chelsea

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Daley Blind has taken to social media to send a message to Jesse Lingard ahead of Manchester United’s crunch clash at Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils head to west London looking to build on their much-improved 3-0 win over Stoke City in the top flight on Tuesday night.

Lingard opened the scoring for the Red Devils in that game, before goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney wrapped up victory for Louis van Gaal’s men.

And both Blind and Lingard will be hoping to feature when United line up at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Blind posted the series of photos above on his personal Instagram account on Friday evening and wrote: “Always catching jokes with this guy @jesselingard”

United head into Sunday’s clash in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

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The Red Devils finished fourth in Van Gaal’s first season in charge at Old Trafford but were dumped out of the Champions League at the group stage in December.

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