Paul Merson reveals why Chelsea should be worried about Manchester United

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Manchester United are closely following Chelsea, and United are only three points behind the Blues, with just nine games left to the end of the Premier League season.

There’s a huge fight for fourth place, with up to five clubs fighting for a final Champions League place, and Manchester United seem to be the one breathing the most on Chelsea’s neck since they completed the signing of Bruno Fenanades from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes that Manchester United have picked up form at the right time and also believes that that United have a favourable fixture list leading to the end of the season.

“We were looking at United earlier in the season and thinking, ‘How are they going to break teams down at home?” Merson queried on Sky Sports.

“But now you look at them, and they’ve got two players who can pass it around, with the legs of Fred too. And with the pace up front, they’re starting to look like a team.

“I think Manchester United are turning a corner, not a bend, but a major corner. I think Chelsea will do well to finish above United, with their fixtures.”

Manchester United surprisingly defeated Manchester City 2-0 last weekend and have played most of the top sides in the league, while Chelsea still have games against Manchester City and Liverpool to come.

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