The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is under no illusion that the Chelsea team will certainly miss the presence of John Terry in defence when the two sides met each other at Stamford bridge during the weekends. Chelsea will be taking on Manchester United looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier league. They have currently played seven matches and have dropped points in only one of them. As a result, they currently have a four point advantage over Manchester United at the top of the table. Sir Alex Ferguson will be looking to reduce it to just one point with a victory.
Even though Chelsea have been praised the lot for their attacking ability this season, Manchester United will certainly find it easy to be facing a Chelsea team without John Terry according to Ferguson. He has said that the Chelsea defender has been a rock and part of the spine of the team along with the likes of Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba over the years. Interestingly, Frank Lampard will be unavailable through injury, while Didier Drogba is currently playing in China. Hence, Manchester United will be facing a Chelsea team without this trio for the first time after nearly a decade.
“Players who have been at the club for a number of years like Terry, [Ashley] Cole, [Frank] Lampard and [Petr] Cech give them stability. Continuity with their kind of experience must help the dressing room. Terry will be a loss for them because he has been such a dominating figure. He is their captain, he has experience and he can be a ruthless defender. His presence a lot of the time was the most important thing for them,” said Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of the huge match with Chelsea on Sunday.