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Player ratings: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea 4 – Yet another howler. And a costly one. With Manchester United 1-0 up and dominating, the Spaniard spilt a weak long-shot into the path of Marcos Alonso, who equalised. He has now made a decisive error for four games in a row. Time to drop him?

Ashley Young 5 – Did not get pulled apart as he did against Manchester City but, once again, lacked precision in the final third.

Eric Bailly 7 – The classic Eric Bailly performance: wonderfully explosive in defence (utterly repelled Gonzalo Higuain), mixed with a few crazy moments, and then topped off with a horrible injury. Truly vintage.

Victor Lindelof 6 – Looked more comfortable alongside Bailly, positioning himself well. Could have been more positive with his passing.

Luke Shaw 7 – In a team desperately lacking intensity and fitness, Shaw serves as a shining light. Provided an excellent assist for Juan Mata‘s goal.

Nemanja Matic 6 – Benefitted from having Ander Herrera and Juan Mata in close proximity to him. Dropped off in the second half.

Ander Herrera 7 – His presence on the pitch is so crucial. Upped the tempo of Manchester United’s passing and endlessly recovered position. Losing him would be a huge blow.

Paul Pogba 6 – Enjoyed a fantastic first half, bursting into key areas and using the ball smartly, but could do little to affect the game during a slow second period.

Juan Mata 7 – The Spaniard has produced three strong performances against Chelsea this season. Added some maturity to Man United’s movement of the ball and scored a well-taken goal.

Romelu Lukaku 7 – Led the charge in a superb first half, bullying Chelsea’s defenders endlessly and creating the space for Mata’s goal. When he plays like this, the Belgian is unstoppable.

Marcus Rashford 6 – His off the ball movement was excellent in the first half, dragging David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger all over the place, but the Englishman badly lacks fitness following so many niggles throughout the season. Came off with a shoulder problem in the second period.


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