Chelsea are targeting victory Old Trafford but Antonio Conte admits he has ‘great respect’ for the Blues’ Champions League rivals.
Conte’s side take on United, live on Sky Sports Main Event on Sunday, and can go level on points with the Red Devils if they can claim their third successive Premier League victory.
Jose Mourinho insists that Sunday's Sky Live fixture between his current side Manchester United, and former club Chelsea, is certainly no grudge match
Fifth-placed Tottenham are also in the hunt for a Champions League place, while Liverpool went second on Saturday after a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham.
Conte is under no illusion about how just how tight it is as the teams vie for a top-four finish.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s a place in the Champions League and this fight is not simple because there are five very strong teams to fight for three places in the Champions League.
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“We have a great respect for United because they have a lot of fantastic players and United is one of the best teams in the world.
“For sure, we want to play good football and play a good game and try to win the game, but it won’t be easy because as you know it’s not simple to play at Old Trafford.”