September 21, 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo, Dimitar Berbatov Available For Chelsea vs Manchester United Battle

The news out in the media suggest that Manchester United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Dimitar Berbatov will be available United’s high-profile visit to Stamford Bridge today. The lunch time kick off will see a struggling Manchester United facing high flying Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the formidable fortress of Chelsea. Going into the match on 84-match undefeated streak at home in premier league, Chelsea will definitely come out full of confidence.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has a number of quality options to choose from in the attacking line up with Ronaldo and Berbatov available for the match. Berbatov has shaken off a knee injury and is fit enough to start against Chelsea. Ronaldo, on the other hand, has returned to action in the goal less draw with Villarreal in the midweek. Ronaldo’s substitute appearance against Villarreal gave a necessary boost to the United players. Now, ahead of the Super Sunday clash with Chelsea, Ferguson can consider Ronaldo playing in the starting line up. Moreover, Ferguson has two more stars: Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez- available in the attacking line up.

Ferguson may opt to play Ronaldo and Berbatov together along with Rooney in what Tevez will be left in the substitute bench. However, Ferguson might also think that playing Ronaldo and Berbatov together in the starting line up could be a risk at Stamford Bridge as both the players have just recovered from injuries.

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