The excitement sparked by the announcement of Pep Guardiola’s impending arrival as Manchester City manager has only served to underline the sense of uncertainty hovering over the dug-outs at both United and Chelsea.
On whether Premier League clubs should be concerned about China’s willingness to compete for top players, Wenger said, “Yes, of course, because China looks to have the financial power to move the whole league of Europe to China”.
He made way for Mathieu Flamini in the midweek goal-less draw against Southampton and Arsene Wenger is now weighing up whether to start Coquelin at Bournemouth on Sunday. They have an fantastic chemistry together and are one of the main reasons that Chelsea have been unbeaten in their last 10 games.
“He will not be in for the upcoming few games because we want to have him fit and we don’t want to run the risk of injury in this tough league”.
The United manager is hopeful of taking the Red Devils all the way to the Europa League final this season, and van Gaal spoke on Luke Shaw’s inclusion into the squad. United are in some of their best form of the season, having scored three goals in consecutive matches.
“Everything is to do with the ambition of the club and loyalty is secured by contracts”, said Hiddink.
United has struggled against Chelsea recently and has been even worse at Stamford Bridge, but things are trending in their favor heading into Sunday’s meeting.
Guus Hiddink admits he has a professional relationship with Manchester United Louis Van Gaal.
Van Gaal said: “I have the feeling that when we shall beat Chelsea – and that is not simple, that is very hard, since Guus Hiddink has been there they don’t lose any more – I think our competition, our league is starting again”.
Van Gaal is quoted by the official club website as saying: “Jones is coming back”. It’s not that he can train with us but, still, he is doing well. Techinically he is very good.
Former Milan striker Pato has not played competitive football since late November and Hiddink says the 26-year-old remains some weeks off his Chelsea debut.
Hiddink is unbeaten in seven Premier League games, winning two, since replacing Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with the manager’s job at Manchester United. In the Netherlands they know I am too arrogant to doubt myself, but I also know that such a nonsense is being created about me.