|Sir Alex Ferguson, the boss of United.|
Sir Alex Ferguson is in positive mood ahead of Sunday's trip to Stamford Bridge, despite not winning on Chelsea's manor since 2002.
Another striking statistic is that United's last league defeat was at the hands of the Blues, then at Old Trafford, towards the end of last season. But the Reds' unbeaten start to 2010/11 includes Monday night's victory over Arsenal, the perfect platform surely for a crack at Carlo Ancelotti's men.
“It’s a big one for us,” the boss said on Friday morning. “They’re a tough team to beat on their own ground, their home record tells you that.
"Meanwhile, our results down there have been poor over the last eight years. We’ve managed a few draws, but we’ve lost a few too.
"Our record just prior to those eight years was fantastic – in fact, Stamford Bridge was the place where we probably had our best away form."
United are set to be without John O'Shea for the match - the Irishman has a calf problem - while Paul Scholes has been ruled out until the New Year with a niggling groin injury. Otherwise, Sir Alex says he is "going into the game with a strong, confident squad. You want to go there in good form and we are in good form."
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