Ahead of this weekend’s clash between Chelsea and Manchester United, Frank Lampard has spoken of his confidence of getting a result against us, with or without Ronaldo.
The last time the clubs played each other was in the European Cup final, which of course United won. This came just days after we pipped them to the post to be crowned Premiership Champions.
Chelsea will certainly be up for getting a bit of revenge, whilst United will want to put memories of last weekend’s defeat against Liverpool to bed.
“I don’t know what the situation is with him and I’m not too concerned, really,” Lampard said. “He’s probably the best player in the world having achieved what he did last year – you can’t take that away from him. But whether after a few months out they’ll put him back in, I don’t know. If they do, we’ll have to deal with that. We’re good enough to deal with United at their strongest – we shouldn’t want them weak. If they are strong, we still want to beat them. We’re confident, the players are playing well, the team is playing well, we’re playing good football and scoring goals. We know they’ve got quality, but we’re at home, we’ll have the crowd behind us and we’ll be going full pelt.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to play in tonight’s game against Villarreal, but probably just from the bench, meaning he will have had some match time before the Chelsea game. His last goal for United was against the rent boys in the European Cup final and if he really wants our fans’ love, another goal against Chelsea at the weekend wouldn’t do him any harm!