Manchester United: 10 Things They Can Learn from Chelsea's Progress This Season

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Manchester United: 10 Things They Can Learn from Chelsea's Progress This Season
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What can Manchester United learn from Chelsea's progress this season?

To be honest, very little...and what progress?

OK, so Chelsea have beaten Barcelona and reached the Champions League final, but actually Barcelona beat themselves. They were exhausted by the time they reached the semis, mainly because they rely on too few players—especially Lionel Messi.

And Messi blew it big time with a penalty miss that could have put Chelsea to bed. Oh, and also Cesc Fabregas, who probably wished he was back at Arsenal after his atrocious first leg display.

It's also no surprise that Pep Guardiola is likely to take some time away from the game, because he is unsurprisingly exhausted after the last few years.

So in summary, although Chelsea are in the Champions League final, they are 22 points and light years behind United on the road to transition. Sir Alex will complete that with a few carefully selected purchases, with a focus on European success for next season.

United can learn one or two things from Chelsea's European progress, but they can learn far more from their own failure and the good things they are doing in which Chelsea are way behind.

So here goes...

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