Player ratings: Manchester United v Chelsea

Joe Prince-Wright
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Manchester United – Chelsea player ratings were pretty even across the board as both sets of players were happy enough with a point and a shutout, but only a few stars did force the issue.

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Edouard Mendy made some fine stops, while there were some very good defensive displays and both managers were happy enough at the end of play as Chelsea secured back-to-back 0-0 draws.

In the end, both teams were scared to go for it after recent defensive displays and that was the story of the game.

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Here’s a look at the Manchester United – Chelsea player ratings out of 10.

Manchester United player ratings

David de Gea: 6 – Didn’t have much to do, but was solid enough.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7 – Some fine tackles on Pulisic and Chilwell as he was strong defensively.

Victor Lindelof: 7 – Solid enough. Won plenty of headers and cleared well. A positive step forward.

Harry Maguire: 5 – Should have given a penalty away as he held Azpilicueta and had him in a headlock.

Luke Shaw: 6 – Booked. Okay defensively but didn’t offer a real outlet going forward.

Scott McTominay: 7 – Did a lot of good work defensively, especially on Pulisic.

Fred: 5 – One bad giveaway which allowed Pulisic to get a shot away. Wasn’t positive in possession.

Juan Mata: 6 – Decent shot which Mendy saved well. Didn’t get on the ball enough. Subbed out.

Bruno Fernandes: 6 – Hardly impacted the game at all. Chucked out wide when Pogba came in. Looked frustrated.

Daniel James: 5 – Barely got in the game in the first half. Subbed out in second half.

Marcus Rashford: 6 – Was clean through but his low shot was saved by Mendy. Should have done better with that.

Substitution
Edinson Cavani (58′ on for Mata): 7 – Almost scored with his first touch and forced a great block from Silva. A threat.
Paul Pogba (58′ on for James): 6 – Played a lot of forward passes and tried to get United going. Had an impact.
Mason Greenwood (83′ on for Greenwood): N/A

Chelsea player ratings

Edouard Mendy: 8 – Aside from nearly scoring a ridiculous own goal, made three good stops in the first half and a fine stop later on to deny Marcus Rashford.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 6 – Should have won a penalty kick when he was manhandled by Maguire. Solid enough at the back.

Thiago Silva: 6 – Slightly lucky to not give a penalty kick away after catching Rashford. Apart from that, solid.

Kurt Zouma: 6 – Won the ball in the air a few times and played long. Steady.

Reece James: 7 – A real outlet down the right and pinned Luke Shaw back. Good display.

N’Golo Kante: 7 – Kept mopping the ball up in damp conditions. A typical Kante display.

Jorginho: 6 – Wasn’t able to impact the game with his trademark long passes as United sat pretty deep.

Ben Chilwell: 7 – A real outlet on the left as he got forward, whipped in crosses and had a great battle with Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Christian Pulisic: 6 – Always dangerous on the ball and made some great runs off it which his Chelsea teammates couldn’t find. Had some efforts on goal but look frustrated. Subbed off.

Kai Havertz: 5 – Another subdued display. Seems to be struggling with the physicality of the Premier League.

Timo Werner: 6 – Always a great outlet with his pace, but didn’t stretch the Man United defense.

Substitution
Tammy Abraham (71′ on for Werner): 6 – Did his best to put Man United under pressure.
Mason Mount (71′ on for Havertz): 5 – Didn’t have an impact off the bench.
Hakim Ziyech (81′ on for Pulisic: N/A

Player ratings: Manchester United v Chelsea originally appeared on NBCSports.com