Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been impressed by Thomas Tuchel’s work at Chelsea but is determined to “spoil” the Blues’ unbeaten run when the sides meet on Sunday.
Chelsea have drawn two and won six of their eight matches in all competitions since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge dugout on January 26, scoring 10 goals and conceding just twice.
Tuchel’s men have moved to within six points of second-placed United, who enter the clash at Stamford Bridge on a club-record 19-game unbeaten streak on their travels in the Premier League.
That run started with a victory in this fixture 12 months ago and Maguire is hopeful of picking up another triumph in west London this weekend, with United going in search of back-to-back league wins at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1995.
“Chelsea’s obviously going to be a tough game but we went there last year and won and we will be looking to do that again,” he told the club’s official website.
“They are keeping their position very nicely and build up really well and not conceding many goals, so it is a good start. We are hoping to spoil that.
“It is a great reaction [to the change of manager]. They are a great group of players with tons of talent and the money they spent in the summer, they are starting to gel, starting to tick, but we have got to look at ourselves, first and foremost.