Manchester United and Chelsea played out a goalless draw at Old Trafford to leave both clubs still facing question marks about their progress.
Marcus Rashford came closest to breaking the deadlock but the scoreline was a product of a lack of ambition as both teams went with conservative starting line-ups in a bid to secure a clean sheet.
That goal was achieved but it was the only one that was on the night. Find out who enhanced their reputation and who came up short at Old Trafford…
MANCHESTER UNITEDDavid de Gea – 6
The Manchester United goalkeeper might have been expecting a busy evening given Tottenham’s exploits last time out at Old Trafford and the firepower in the Chelsea side. Instead, he was largely untroubled with only one straightforward save from Christian Pulisic required. Long-awaited Premier League clean sheet for De Gea.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7
Manchester United’s most accomplished defender on the day, Wan-Bissaka started well with a crucial challenge on Pulisic inside the penalty area highlighting his ever-impressive one-on-one skills. Tried to provide some impetus at the other end going forward but his chief role was the one that suits him – defensive – and he did it well.
Victor Lindelof – 7
Had his work cut out with Timo Werner’s movement on the rare occasion that United defence found themselves short of protection from the holding midfielders. Did really well to prevent the German getting a shot off in the left channel midway through the second half. Overall, Lindelof might have been expecting a more challenging game than this.
Harry Maguire – 6
Harry Maguire was fortunate to avoid giving away a penalty for this hold on Cesar Azpilicueta
Having missed the team’s fine performance in Paris, there was the now customary scrutiny on the United captain for this game so the clean sheet will have been welcome. Was a little fortunate to escape censure for manhandling…