Though the fixture has always been full of tension in the past, Jose Mourinho‘s return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his sacking last December added to the drama.
While fans would have expected an action-packed game from both teams, it turned out to be Chelsea who completely dominated the game and handed Mourinho his worst defeat in the Premier League.
Here’s what fans had to say about Blind’s performance on social media.
Shocking defending from Daley Blind and Chris Smalling. 'Here, have a free shot on goal.' #CHEMUN
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) October 23, 2016
Daley Blind starting to have something of a nightmare. Almost looks like he's been targeted by Chelsea.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) October 23, 2016
Daley Blind is getting given the run around. Terrible ????????
— Bayan Fenwick (@BayanFenwick35) October 23, 2016
Daley Blind is no different from a wet sponge right now…everything penetrates #Citisports
— The Fundamentals (@KojoNketsia) October 23, 2016
Daley Blind is having an absolute shocker #CHEMUN
— Dan Clifford (@DanCliffordCTFC) October 23, 2016
Daley Blind has been awful so far sideways and backward passing play the ball forward.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) October 23, 2016
It was one of our worst games under Mourinho as our defensive line was completely torn apart and exploited.
Blind has previously done a decent job at left-back, but he was clueless at Stamford Bridge and allowed himself to get bullied throughout the entire game.
United conceded their first goal 33 seconds into the game as Pedro netted the fastest goal in the Premier League this season and everything went downhill thereafter.
Despite the brilliance of Conte’s men, United have absolutely no excuse for letting in four goals, all of which came as a result of poor marking and an utter lack of resolute defending. With other teams racking up points, it seems Mourinho has little time to sort his team out if United want to have a serious shot at closing the gap early.