Raheem Sterling has never scored against Manchester United while Marcus Rashford is on verge of major milestone as Chelsea prepare to welcome Red Devils

    Raheem Sterling has scored over 100 Premier League goals in his sparkling career but he is yet to find the back of the net against old foes Manchester United.

    The 27-year-old has played 23 times against the Red Devils – the most he has played versus one club in his senior career.

    Sterling has three Premier League goals this season


    Sterling has three Premier League goals this season

    So you would think he is due a goal, especially as he has had 38 shots with 15 on target across all of these games.

    But he will have the chance to end that drought on Saturday as the Chelsea host Man United at Stamford Bridge.

    Sterling, however, hasn’t totally exploded into life since his move from Manchester City to west London.

    The former Liverpool man scored three in two league games in late August, but he hasn’t scored since and found himself at right-wing-back against Aston Villa recently.

    However, we all know just how good Sterling is, and it should only be a matter of time until he sparks into life.

    Marcus Rashford has a great record against Chelsea

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    Marcus Rashford has a great record against Chelsea

    Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford stats

    Raheem Sterling

    Age: 27

    Premier League appearances: 329

    Premier League goals: 112

    England appearances: 79

    England goals: 19

    Major trophies: 12

    Marcus Rashford

    Age: 24

    Premier League appearances: 214

    Premier League goals: 62

    England appearances: 46

    England goals: 12

    Major trophies: 4

    Meanwhile, the visitors have Marcus Rashford and he loves playing against Chelsea.

    In 15 games versus the Blues, the England forward has contributed to seven goals.

    Only against West Ham and Arsenal (eight) has Rashford directly been involved in more goals.

    The 24-year-old is also only two goals off 100 for the Red Devils in all competitions.

    He probably could and should have passed that milestone in Man United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham as Hugo Lloris denied him on several occasions.

    And Bryan Robson told talkSPORT that he thinks the forward is now getting back to his best under Erik ten Hag’s guidance: “I think maybe Marcus after the last World Cup just got a little bit carried away with off-the-field stuff and lost his focus on his game.

    “I think now he’s realised that and he’s getting back to focusing on his career and what’s best for him is he’s a footballer and he’s focusing more on that so we’re getting the best out of him again.”

    Rashford has five goals in 12 club appearances this season


    Rashford has five goals in 12 club appearances this season

    But despite looking much better, he hasn’t scored in the top-flight since the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Arsenal.

    He started in the 6-3 thrashing by Man City and looked lost but has been better in recent games and clearly has the faith of his manager.

    Both Rashford and Sterling have the potential to be match-winners on their day, but who will come out on top as Chelsea play Man United on Saturday?


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