Manchester United will oppose Chelsea's request for a Premier League dispensation for Avram Grant from rules governing managers' coaching qualifications.

The Guardian says Old Trafford sources indicate that if Chelsea submit an application to waive the rules, the Premier League champions would again reject it on the principle that all regulations should be upheld. The league's rule Q6 states: "No club shall employ any person as a manager who does not hold the qualifications required by [the] rules."