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‘Man United looked like team of old’


Man UnitedManchester United and Chelsea lost further ground on the teams at the top of the table after a goalless draw at Old Trafford on Monday.

Sportsmail’s Jamie Carragher offers his expert analysis on both teams, who have just two wins between them in 12 Premier League games.

“If I hadn’t read a paper or watched television in the last 48 hours, I’d have thought it was Ryan Giggs’s first game in charge. 

“I’m not saying he was responsible for tactics but this was not a typical Louis van Gaal performance from Manchester United. This looked like the team of old with the way they attacked and pressed.

Branislav Ivanovic form has been a problem since day one against Swansea. I felt for him in his battle with Anthony Martial and the only option is to move him to central defence.

“Ivanovic has been excellent for Chelsea but if he keeps playing out wide, he will continue to get exposed. A switch inside would afford him more protection. 

When things were going badly at the start of the season, I still expected Chelsea to finish in the top four. Now I am thinking they will struggle to get into the top eight. They have only won one Premier League game a month and I could not believe how poor they were in the first half. I can’t see how it will suddenly change. 

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