Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Manchester United might play a weakened side at Stamford Bridge because they have to prioritise qualification for Champions League next season, through a top-four finish in the Premier League or victory in the Europa League.
“It comes down to what Mourinho prioritises. The FA Cup could be a competition that United sacrifice because they have to try and get into the Champions League,” Neville told Omnisport.
“Obviously the only two routes are the Europa League and Premier League games.
“It will be a big challenge mentally on Monday. It might be the one, at this moment in time, that they can sacrifice in terms of trying not to complicate the fixture congestion anymore.”