Manchester United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick has admitted that the Red Devils donâ€™t have a great record against Chelsea even when they are winning silverware.
Carrick explained that Chelsea are a real team over the period of time and a good team currently under their manager, Thomas Tuchel.
The former England midfielder stated this ahead of Man Unitedâ€™s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening.
â€œWe didnâ€™t actually have a great record, to be honest, for quite some time, even when we were winning things,â€ Carrick said, as quoted by Man Unitedâ€™s official website.
â€œMaybe we were winning leagues at times and going up against Chelsea, but we didnâ€™t have a great record.
â€œOf recent times, thatâ€™s changed a little bit but, at the time, for whatever reasonâ€¦ I remember giving a penalty away and it was a league decider. I would not say I gave the penalty away, it was more I would question the decision a little bit.
â€œWe have had some right ups and downsâ€¦ Moscow and losing in the FA Cup final before that. Some real battles. They were a real team over a period of time and they are a good team now as well, so [Iâ€™m] looking forward to the challenge on Sunday.â€
He added, â€œYeah, itâ€™s always a challenge when a teamâ€™s on the up and they are on a high. Playing with loads of confidence, they have got the momentum and whatever individual comes into the team, they are all in good form, so they have had some really good results over recent weeks, especially. We are fully aware of that, but thatâ€™s what we love about being here and the challenges of that and the big games when it really matters.â€