given the title's already in the bag. He told MUTV: "That has a lot to do with it. It’s been a long season for the players and their final real big effort was last week against Arsenal." (AB)
17:48 Full-time: United 0 Chelsea 1. Ouch. The champions come a cropper, after Juan Mata's late goal and a first failure to score at home in the league since December 2009. Rafael's late red card for a foul on his compatriot David Luiz added insult to injury. You can read Adam Marshall's match report here. (AB)
15:58 Right, kick-off's looming so open up our Match Tracker text commentary at www.manutd.com/tracker and follow the action there. Then join us here again after the game for reaction. Come on Reds... (AB)
15:25 I'm seeing a few grumbles about the team on Twitter but the boss always promised some of his fringe players a run-out and there is a great opportunity for the Tom Cleverley and Anderson to impress today. Michael Carrick's influence may be missed but he's deserved a break and there is always a certain Paul Scholes in reserve if we need to introduce him in midfield. (AM)
15:19 We have team news for you... (MF)
United: Lindegaard; Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Jones, Anderson, Cleverley; Valencia, Van Persie, Giggs. Subs: De Gea, Ferdinand, Rooney, Hernandez, Scholes, Kagawa, Büttner.
Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Oscar, Mata, Moses; Ba. Subs: Turnbull, Torres, Ferreira, Cahill, Terry, Benayoun, Ake.