Friday, August 7, 2009

Preview: United v Chelsea (09-08-09)

Hi guys, this Sunday 9 United plays the Community Shield's final against Chelsea @ Wembley Stadium.

Carlos Ancelotti is the new Chelsea's boss and Sir Alex said that him won`t be the only radar on Ferguson's mind. Alex Ferguson will think on Federico Macheda for all the entire season.

Federico Macheda has made a good pre-season at Asia Tour 09 scoring twice and he's played well against Valencia FC last week. He's replaced Michael Owen on 2-0 victory to Valencia.

“I actually thought Macheda was brilliant on Wednesday night,” was the words of Sir Alex on Community Shield press conference.

“For his age he's exceptional. I think he's a top, top player. He's going to give me a real (selection) problem," added AF.

The United boss didn't reveal which players will start on Sunday game or if Ben foster or Tomasz Kuszczak will get the nod in goal. But the team will certainly be picked to win, not to merely warm up for the league opener.

This Community Shield's final won't be treated as a barometer as the previous shields. This time Alex ferguson won't give players some minutes on the clock. All United's players are already at a good level fitness-wise. And of course, when we play Chelsea, we always want to win this games.

Out: Joe Cole and Ferreira
Doubt: Michael Ballack and Yuri Zhirkov

Kick-off: 15:00 BST

So, What do you think? United could win three Shields in a row or not? Have your say!

Written by Paul Grippo

Thanks for reading!