Phelan plays down Blues game

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Mike Phelan believes that Man Utd's clash with Chelsea on Sunday will have little bearing on the title race.

United assistant manager ready for visit of Chelsea

Assistant manager Mike Phelan believes that Manchester United's clash with Chelsea on Sunday will have little bearing on the title race. United welcome Luiz Felipe Scolari's side to Old Trafford looking to close the gap on the West Londoners to one point, although the Red Devils have two games in hand on their title rivals. The Blues' indifferent form of late has seen them win just two of their last seven Premier League games, taking ten points from a possible 21 on offer. United will be looking to capitalise, but despite their seven-game unbeaten league run the champions have managed to score just four goals in their last six league outings. "Chelsea are going well, they have some great away form but we're at home, it's a terrific game coming at the early part of the year," Phelan told Sky Sports News. "Nothing will be decided from this game, that's for sure other than three points." United have the chance to win five trophies this season with the club looking to add the Carling Cup, FA Cup, Premier League and UEFA Champions League to the Fifa Club World Cup they lifted in December. But Phelan is quick to play down such lofty ambitions. "That's getting a little bit ahead of ourselves," he added. "We are still in everything and that's the aim for this football club to win everything. The first part of the season has been done, now the second part and there is a lot to look forward to. "We have tried to introduce new players in the games, I think the crowd are reacting to that. The supporters are in favour of that and we have got some good games coming up. "There is lots to play for but there is a large amount of time before May comes along."

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