Four iconic Chelsea vs Manchester United games throughout the years

Once again, Chelsea and Manchester United lock horns in the Premier League.

Following Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford, the clubs have been closely linked.

However, even before that, the two giants did battle on numerous occasions, and often produced some wonderful games.

So, as they prepare to face off once more this lunchtime, lets look back at some of their more memorable encounters:

Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea, 10th May 2005

Whilst maybe not the most important win in terms of silverware, this 3-1 win in 2005 has a special place in Chelsea fans’ hearts.

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Having already wrapped up their first title, the Blues travelled to Old Trafford knowing a win would see them break the Premier League points record.

And although they made the worst possible start – Ruud Van Nistelrooy opened the scoring – they eventually righted the ship.

Goals from Tiago, Eider Gudjohnsen and Joe Cole saw them to victory and they went to 94 points.

They surpassed Manchester United’s record total of 92 in 1993/4, and was only broken last season by Manchester City.

Chelsea 5-4 Manchester United (aet), 31st October 2012

Chelsea had to come from behind three times to finally progress through to the Carling Cup quarter finals.

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The two sides faced off just four days after Chelsea suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season at the hands of the same opposition.

But they were able to exact some sort of revenge against a young, inexperienced Manchester United team.

Goals from David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, Daniel Sturridge, Ramires saw them over the line.

Chelsea 0-4 Manchester United, 14th May 1994

Manchester United went into the FA Cup final with Chelsea as the Premier League champions.

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But, they had never won the double and were bidding to become only the fourth team of the 20th century to complete it.

Chelsea were in their first final since 1970 and in the end, proved no match for the superior United.

Second-half goals from Mark Hughes, Brian McClair and an Eric Cantona double gave United the elusive double.

Chelsea 5-0 Manchester United, 3rd October 1999

This remains one of the more shocking games Chelsea have been a part of.

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The win was inspired by a on-fire Gus Poyet – who scored twice – and a petulant red-card by Nicky Butt.

The loss was Manchester United’s first in 29 games – a run that stretched back to December of the previous year.

The Red Devils would run away with the league, but the win was a high-point of Chelsea’s season.

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