Merson: Rashford will be too much for the Chelsea defence

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United applauds fans
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United face Chelsea the Premier League, a match that is key in both side’s battle to secure Champions League football for next season..

Merson told Sky Sports: ”I expect United to win, believe it or not. I think [Marcus] Rashford will be too much for the Chelsea defence. I watch Chelsea, if [Eden] Hazard doesn’t turn up it’s difficult, or if teams keep him quiet. You’ve seen teams do it before.

“I don’t think there’s a lot between the teams, [N’Golo] Kante being injured changes things, if he does play then they might have too much energy for United’s midfield but otherwise, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be moving out to the left, Jorginho is never going to get you a goal and [Mateo] Kovacic – I can’t remember when he last had a shot.

“It’s just because of Rashford, no other reason, I think he’ll have too much for David Luiz and [Andreas] Christensen.”

Merson predicts a 2-1 win to United at home against Chelsea on Sunday.