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Paul Merson makes new claim about Manchester United after Chelsea defeat

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has insisted that Manchester United wouldn't have been able to score past him last weekend. 

Writing for Sky Sports, the former Arsenal man has suggested that, despite people insisting United played well in their 1-0 defeat to Premier League leaders Chelsea last Saturday, the Red Devils failed to create anything memorable throughout the course of the match. 

This weekend, of course, United travel to Goodison Park, hoping to get back to winning ways as they go in search of securing elite European football for the 2015/16 campaign. 

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Merson, though, expects a tricky match for United, claiming they will struggle to leave Merseyside with all three points. 

The ex-Arsenal man stated: "Everton are on a better run at the moment, but they shouldn’t be where they are anyway. They are a decent team and they’re now just starting to pick up and get the results.

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"People say 'Man Utd were brilliant at Stamford Bridge, they had 70 per cent possession’ – I can’t remember the Chelsea goalkeeper saving a shot I wouldn’t have saved myself. But I think this will be a real, real entertaining football match. Both teams will have a right go.

"I know they’re a long way apart in the table, but if both teams have their full sides out I don’t see a lot between them."

Ultimately Merson went on to predict that Manchester United and Everton will play out a 2-2 draw on Sunday. 

Huge game

There's no doubt about it, after last weekend's defeat for the Red Devils, Sunday's showdown will be a huge one for Louis van Gaal's side in their attempts to secure Champions League football for next season. 

If United are beaten this weekend and Liverpool win their games in hand on the Red Devils, then just two points will separate the clubs, which would no doubt hand Brendan Rodgers' side belief that they can overtake their rivals on the other hand. 

It's crucial for Van Gaal's side to secure a positive result, but it won't be easy against the Toffees, who will no doubt be up for the clash. 

Manchester United fans: What do you think of Merson's comments? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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