Manchester United hosted domestic rivals Chelsea in the Premier League earlier this evening with both sides desperate to take all three-points. However, the mouth-watering tie failed to produce the goods with both sides sharing the points after a boring 0-0 final score.
Perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and counter-part Frank Lampard’s eagerness not to drop points was the main instigator in the dull affair which followed.
The eagerly anticipated all English match-up rarely fails to disappoint but today’s game could well be one to forget for both sides.
In light of the match which ended 0-0, we have rated every United player which featured.
David De Gea
I genuinely do not recall the Spanish number-one needing to make a save; not because United were that good, but because Chelsea were equally as bad.
United’s right-back dealt with everything thrown at him comfortably, displayed superb positional awareness throughout. Never looked in danger.
Wan-Bissaka continues to force his way into the debate as to who is the best right-back in England.
The Swede is quickly emerging as a strong contender to be considered United’s best centre-back, or at the very least be in the conversation for who should partner alongside him.
Lindelof continually drove his side forward and out from the back with his best efforts coming around the 87-minute mark, however, despite a marauding run through the middle of the park, the Swede was let down by his lacklustre team-mates.
In addition to Lindelof’s attacking efforts, the defender made several important recovery runs and arguably looked more solid than captain Maguire.
Lucky not to concede a penalty mid-way through the first-half after rugby tackling counter-part Cesar Azpilicueta to the ground.
United’s captain was superb in the air throughout though, looked comfortable in possession and provided several long-range passes into the Reds’ front three.
United’s left-back was booked during the first-half which may have hampered his enthusasium when going to ground, but otherwise a decent performance with no glaringly obvious errors.
Undoubtedly United’s Brazilian box-to-box midfielder’s work will go under the radar, but Fred mopped up all the loose, second balls and looked to be positive when in possession.
Looked industrious and worked tirelessly throughout.
Solid in the middle despite repeatedly inviting opposition pressure on.
United’s Scotsman marshalled the Blues’ hard-working midfield well and also provided necessary cover for United’s back-four.
Continues to put his athleticism and strength to good use when out of possession.
Subbed off in the 83rd-minute for teenage sensation Mason Greenwood.
Unlucky not to have scored mid-way through the first-half but his effort was equally matched by Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy.
Mata was nullified and his creativity throttled well by Chelsea’s defensive midfielders. The Spaniard will have better games in a United shirt.
Subbed off in the 57th-minute for Paul Pogba.
Try as he might, United’s Portuguese Magnifico failed to be the difference between the Red and Blues.
Frank Lampard clearly instructed Chelsea central defensive players to target the number-18 which they did excellently throughout.
Despite Fernandes constantly drifting out wide to try and make something positive happen, the creative midfielder never really had an impact on the game.
Did absolutely nothing for 55 minutes before being hauled off.
The Welshman looked lost and continually ran out of ideas when into Chelsea’s final-third.
The United faithful are running out of patience and surely Solskjaer is too.
Missed a big chance around the 30-minute mark to put United 1-0 up.
Playing centrally is not the 22-year-old’s best position, lacks physical presence when positioned up against a regimented opposition back-line.
Cavani’s introduction early into the second-half helped free the Englishman’s movement up but failed to ignite the match in the final half-hour.
Came agonisingly close to grabbing the winner for the second time in the same week after his 91st-minute curled effort was met with a flying Mendy. Not to be.
Subbed on for Juan Mata after 57-minutes and came so close to having a dream debut after hitting the side netting with his very first touch, but it wasn’t to be for the South American.
Cavani looked in great shape after featuring for just over 30-minutes.
Despite failing to make the difference, the former PSG man relentlessly tried to break Chelsea’s defensive lines as he linked-up well with Fernandes.
Subbed on for Daniel James after 57-minutes and was clearly positioned in a more advanced that usual role.
Despite the French World Cup winner failing to start in both of United’s last outings, Pogba failed to stamp his authority on the game.
Subbed on during the 83rd-minute in place of Scott McTominay and made little impact, tough to rate having served just over eight minutes on the pitch.