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Nascimento Ramires has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Phil Jones. Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Lampard on Javier Hernandez. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.
Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones. Free kick taken by Phil Jones.
The offside flag is raised against Javier Hernandez. David Luiz takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Luiz by Rafael Da Silva. Red card for Rafael Da Silva. Javier Hernandez is brought on as a substitute for Antonio Valencia. Nathan Ake replaces Juan Mata. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Juan Mata takes a shot. Phil Jones puts the ball into his own goal. Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea.Juan Mata provided the assist for the goal.
David Luiz is shown a yellow card for dissent.
Juan Mata takes a shot. Rafael Da Silva gets a block in.
The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Free kick taken by David Luiz.
Unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Patrice Evra results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from David Luiz from the free kick.
Foul by Phil Jones on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded. Phil Jones is given a yellow card. Branislav Ivanovic takes the indirect free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Giggs, clearance made by Fernando Torres.
Wayne Rooney challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Anders Lindegaard by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.
Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard, clearance made by Phil Jones. Corner taken by Juan Mata, clearance made by Jonny Evans. Juan Mata takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Victor Moses leaves the field to be replaced by Fernando Torres.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Moses on Rafael Da Silva. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Jones.
Alexander Buttner sends in a cross, clearance by David Luiz.
Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Wayne Rooney misses to the left of the goal.
Rafael Da Silva produces a cross, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Giggs, save by Petr Cech.
Cesar Azpilicueta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexander Buttner. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.
Ashley Cole fouled by Robin van Persie, the ref awards a free kick. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Emboaba Oscar. Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard. Alexander Buttner is brought on as a substitute for Tom Cleverley. Wayne Rooney is brought on as a substitute for Oliveira Anderson.
Patrice Evra challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Juan Mata.
Centre by Antonio Valencia, save by Petr Cech.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Luiz by Robin van Persie. David Luiz takes the free kick.
Foul by Juan Mata on Rafael Da Silva, free kick awarded. Jonny Evans restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Frank Lampard from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Ashley Cole fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. David Luiz takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Nemanja Vidic. Nemanja Vidic is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Nascimento Ramires takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Robin van Persie. David Luiz takes the indirect free kick.
Frank Lampard fouled by Rafael Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Juan Mata.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Shot on goal by Ryan Giggs from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Emboaba Oscar misses to the left of the target.
Effort from the edge of the box by Robin van Persie goes wide of the left-hand upright.
David Luiz produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Handball decision goes against Victor Moses. Indirect free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.
Ryan Giggs is caught offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Nemanja Vidic.
Juan Mata fouled by Tom Cleverley, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Tom Cleverley from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonny Evans by Demba Ba. Free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.
Demba Ba produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Anders Lindegaard makes a save.
Corner taken short by Juan Mata.
Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, save by Anders Lindegaard.
Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot.
Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Shot on goal by Victor Moses from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Ryan Giggs takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Ryan Giggs, free kick awarded. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.
Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Save by Anders Lindegaard.
The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia.
Tom Cleverley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Nascimento Ramires goes wide left of the target.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Blocked by Patrice Evra.
David Luiz fouled by Robin van Persie, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
Jonny Evans challenges Demba Ba unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Luiz takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrice Evra on Victor Moses. Cesar Azpilicueta restarts play with the free kick.
Antonio Valencia delivers the ball, Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.
Relaxed Reds can shine - Vidic
Nemanja Vidic is hoping a relaxed Manchester United signals bad news for Chelsea at Old Trafford.
United's status as Premier League champions has been confirmed for nearly a fortnight now.
Yet, such was the overwhelming nature of their 20th title it will be another week before they get to collect the trophy and 24 hours after that until they get the chance to parade their hard-won silverware around the city.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who is to have a hip operation that could see him miss the start of next season, has already felt moved to warn his players their planned visit to Chester Races on Wednesday will be scrapped should their performance not come up to scratch.
But Vidic, who has recovered from a calf strain, does not believe there will be a problem.
In fact, in front of their home fans, the Serbian feels United may be even more dangerous.
"Motivation won't be a problem for us," he said. "We are motivated every time we step out at Old Trafford.
"When we go into the games we have a mentality to win which is not going to change against Chelsea or anyone else.
"The only difference is we are relaxed. We are not chasing points for the trophy. That means we can play without pressure and actually enjoy the game.
"We want to finish in a good style."
It has been a matter of some bewilderment at Old Trafford that a championship achieved in such commanding fashion has been accompanied by so much doubt over the ability within Ferguson's present squad.
After all, Vidic has now won five titles in seven full seasons as a United player, and missed out on the other two by a point in 2010 and goal difference last season.
"You cannot make people think differently," he said. "They have to believe what they believe.
"I don't think you can judge how good this team was until this generation leaves and another one comes in. I don't have a problem with that.
"I just want to win as many trophies as I can. I am lucky I came to the club at the right time. I am playing with good players and there is a good mentality.
"That is why we have won five titles in the seven years I have been here. That is a good statistic. Hopefully it won't be the last one."
Ferguson expects to have Paul Scholes back in his squad for the first time since January.
Scholes has been missing with a knee injury and is widely expected to announce his retirement at the end of the season, so Ferguson seems to be preparing him for a farewell appearance. But Danny Welbeck (knee) is out.
Rafael Benitez is confident his side are capable of victory in any match as Chelsea bid to beat United to improve their prospects of a return to the Champions League.
Last season's Champions League winners are in an all-London fight for third and fourth place, with one of Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham poised to miss out on a place among Europe's elite next season.
Following an unbeaten run of four wins in the last five, which has included Chelsea advancing to the Europa League final, Benitez is upbeat about securing a place in the top four of the Premier League and believes his team can win at Old Trafford.
"As soon as you can win some games in a row you have momentum and confidence and it is easier," Benitez said on chelseafc.com.
"We are not doing too many things in a different way but we are more convinced that we can beat anyone.
"We are creating chances and we are controlling the games. Overall it is a good period, the team has more confidence and that is the key."
The consequences of finishing fifth are unthinkable for the Blues and Benitez believes his side will qualify for the Champions League with wins over United and Spurs.
"Every single game will be important for us," added Benitez, whose side play Benfica in the Europa League final in Amsterdam on May 15.
"To get three points in every single game will be massive. We're so close.
"We know if we can get these three points [against United] and against Tottenham, we'll be in the top four."
Ashley Cole is back from his European suspension and Eden Hazard came off as a precaution in Thursday night's Europa League semi-final defeat of Basle and could drop to the bench as Benitez faces a selection balancing act once again, with Wednesday's crucial clash with Tottenham also a consideration.
Only Oriol Romeu (knee) is a definite absentee, with striker Demba Ba available again after being cup-tied against the Swiss champions.
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