Chelsea have surprised with their poor start to the season, while Van Gaal’s United have Anthony Martial to thank for some good results, before they were swept aside by a resurgent Arsenal.
Without doubt both United and Chelsea are vulnerable, and it should make for a fascinating contest. The match will be available on BT Sport on Monday 28th December, with kick-off at 17:30.
The festive football on BT also includes Manchester City visiting Stoke on the 5th December, and two Everton away games, as they face Norwich on the 12th, and then take a trip to St. James’ Park to take on Steve McClaren and his struggling Newcastle side.
On Boxing Day, there’s more live coverage as Arsenal head to the south coast to face Southampton, along with Leicester’s home match against Man City on the 29th. BT Sport’s first match of 2016 will see West Ham host Liverpool at Upton Park.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Once again we will be treating BT Sport fans to a feast of football. We will be showing top quality football with title challengers and UEFA Champions League contenders playing throughout and against each other.”