Daley Blind reveals why FA Cup rules will help Manchester United against Chelsea

Daley Blind believes Manchester United have extra help ahead of their FA Cup clash against Chelsea.

The Red Devils will be backed by 6,000 supporters for the Monday night epic at Stamford Bridge – substantially more than they would for a Premier League game.

Top-flight restrictions allow for a maximum 3,000 away tickets or 10 per cent of a stadium’s capacity if it holds less than 30,000 people – FA Cup rules are more relaxed.

And Blind believes the extra fans at the 41,631 capacity stadium will help them progress to the last four.

“We’re looking forward to it,” he told the club’s official website. “That’s why we wanted to be in every competition, to play lots of games against good opponents and now Chelsea are next.

“We have to face them and give them everything we’ve got.

“Of course it will help [to have 6,000 fans with us].

“We have a very big squad – we have to fight for every game.

“We’re fit enough and everybody’s ready, so let’s go.”

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