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Cahill: We will attack Utd

Gary Cahill insists Manchester United's trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday will see Chelsea play with more adventure than when the teams last met.

Jose Mourinho's side were criticised for their negative approach in the goalless draw at Old Trafford in December, but speaking to Weekend Warm-up on Sky Sports News, the central defender says Chelsea will look to seize the initiative against David Moyes' struggling side.

"We are two teams that don't want to give up points and that was shown in the game at Old Trafford, especially at that time of the season," he said.

"A 0-0 for us away from home was an okay result in the end, but playing at Stamford Bridge we look to be on the front foot every time we play, so hopefully from a defensive point of view there's not going to be goals left, right and centre but it would be nice to be on the end of a winning result.

"For us it's all about trying to get the win, however we may do that."

United sit nine points behind Chelsea in the Premier League and Cahill admits he is surprised by United's troubles, but has rubbished talk of a crisis.

"You would have thought it would have been a lot tighter," he added. "In terms of results it's probably not gone quite to plan, but they are obviously a strong outfit and it's going to be a tough game.

"I don't see it as any sort of crisis; they have a fantastic manager and they've got great players. Of course they've slipped up more points than they would have liked to at this stage in the season, but for us the game's going to be just as tough and I see them turning a corner very soon.

"These are the games that everyone wants to play. We are at home and I'm sure it'll be a cracking game and hopefully we'll be on the end of the right result."

Cahill admits the prospect of playing in the World Cup is beginning to loom large in his mind.

"I've never been to a major tournament with my country, which would be a great honour. I missed out on one last time and I'm more hungry than ever to be a part of it this time," he said.

"I hope I can keep my form going for Chelsea. I hope I can go from strength to strength and become an even better player and therefore be privileged enough to be in the squad to go there, but for me it would be a dream come true."

Watch Manchester United take on Chelsea live on Sky Sports 1 from 3.30pm on Sunday