Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has declared that this weekend’s opponents Chelsea are on another level to the sort of competition that the Old Trafford club have faced thus far this season, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Red Devils stumbled to a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, ending a winning run, and Van Gaal now has to prepare his troops for a clash against the Premier League’s runaway leaders.
Jose Mourinho’s side have been the most effective side in the still young campaign, and have only dropped points against Man Utd’s city rivals, Manchester City, when they were held to a draw at the Etihad Stadium.
“I have great respect for West Bromwich Albion, but Chelsea are at another level and Manchester City are as well.
“We have to see if we can beat them and after the two matches I can say yes or no.”
They remain undefeated, and impressed last night against Maribor in the Champions League.
It remains to be seen if Loic Remy will be fit for the game on Sunday, but Didier Drogba could start, having scored his first goal since his Stamford Bridge return on Tuesday night.