Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

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Old Trafford saw Chelsea take home even honors as Manchester United were able to put in an electric reply to their poor form through an early goal from Juan Mata.

However, Marcos Alonso was quick to respond, capitalizing on a De Gea error and United’s Champions League hopes may be all but over.

Here’s how the Red Devils fared on the night:

 

David de Gea – 4.9

Yet another game where his mistake has been the unfortunate highlight. No cleansheet in 13 games across all competitions.

Ashley Young – 7.0

Solid in his role but undisciplined as ever.

Eric Bailly – 7.0

Promising signs but injured in his first game back.

Victor Lindelof – 7.1

Strong-headed as ever and desperately in need of a partner who can actually defend for a change.

Luke Shaw – 7.2

It was his antics that were chief in creating United’s opener. Sublime effort and vision.

Ander Herrera- 6.9

Showed what United have been lacking in their midfield. Creative and on point, but made errors here and there.

Nemanja Matic – 6.7

Back to the promising conduit role and caused Chelsea great problems in the opening minutes but was clearly fatigued towards the end.

Paul Pogba – 6.3

Didn’t take command of the attacking midfield as he ought to have. Not becoming of United’s chief man.

Juan Mata – 7.0

Birthday boy and goalscorer, the Spaniard was impeccable in his showing but seemed to lose intent after the 60th minute.

Romelu Lukaku – 6.6

Finally a game wherein the Belgian was able to register a shot, but still not up to the mark of an Old Trafford striker.

Marcus Rashford – 6.6

Poor all around and picked up an injury towards the end. No signs of the promising Mancunian youngster from earlier on in the season.

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Substitutes

Marcos Rojo – 5.8

Sloppy in defense and is lucky to have not left the pitch with a red card.

Alexis Sanchez – 6.0

Another game where his enormous salary goes in vain. Didn’t make much difference to the outcome.

Scott McTominay –

Brought in too late to make a solid impact.