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United Face Chelsea In Early League Action

The Barclays Premier League fixtures have been released, and many eyes stopped at the second week’s fixture, which sees arch rivals Chelsea visit Manchester United at Old Trafford in an exciting meeting.

Both sides are going through a new chapter in their history, including a new manager, and a transition from an old successful team, into a blend of youth and experience. The evergreen presence of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson would intimidate opposition even before the match took place. Now that the Scot has retired, United would seem a virgin team with a new leader at the helm.

David Moyes has had an impressive decade at Everton, and the experienced manager is ready to take charge of the United side. Moyes will have an immediate challenge of winning over minds of the senior members of the side. By the time this fixture against Chelsea will be played, Moyes would have spent a little over a month with the entire squad, and will ensure a strong attacking side represents the Red Devils.

United already have a well-balanced side, but have signed Guillermo Varela from Uruguayan club Penarol. The 20-year old full back adds to the army of stars available at Moyes’ disposal. It will be interesting to see where Wayne Rooney plays in this fixture, as he has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal.

On the other side, Jose Mourinho will take charge of his Chelsea side for a second time, in an attempt to replicate the success he had during his first stint at the club. The former Real Madrid boss is desperately looking to add firepower to his side, with only one successful signing so far, that in Andre Schurrle, who made the switch from Bayer Leverkusen. However, Mourinho will be delighted to be reunited with players like Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Terry and Michael Essien, all of whom were part of the title winning side led by the Portuguese manager.

It certainly will be an exciting match, where both teams will be on par in terms of management, but it could be individual brilliance from one of their star players that wins it for either side.

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