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Man United 0-0 Chelsea PLAYER RATINGS: Victor Lindelof stars

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Manchester United and Chelsea played out a goalless stalemate in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

After looking vulnerable at the back in recent weeks both sides improved defensively and held firm.  

 Sportsmail runs the rule over both sides at Old Trafford on Saturday night… 

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

David De Gea – 6

The Spaniard is looking far more like his old self. Not much to do – apart from saving a Timo Werner shot – but showed good handling in wet conditions.

Aaraon Wan-Bissaka – 7

Has found in his form in recent games and produced another good performance. Always sound defensively but is improving going forward.

Victor Lindelof – 8

Continues to prove his critics wrong and repaying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s confidence. If he carries on like this then calls for United to buy a new centre back will recede.

Victor Lindelof continues to prove critics wrong and repays Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's confidence

Victor Lindelof continues to prove critics wrong and repays Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s confidence

Harry Maguire – 7

Back after missing win in Paris, and produced a solid show although he got away with wrestling Azpilicueta to the ground in an aerial challenge in the first half.

Luke Shaw – 6

Boyhood Chelsea fan had a solid game and is enjoying a good run of form. Spent more of the game on defensive duty than getting forward.

Scott McTominay – 6

Solskjaer clearly prefers McTominay and Fred as his midfield anchor men and the young Scot showed why with his usual energetic and determined performance.

Fred – 6

Anothee player who is starting to answer his critics and show why he was bought in the first place. Got around the pitch well to break up Chelsea’s rhythm.

Juan Mata – 6

Neat and tidy and always trying to be creative. His pass put Rashford through in first half and went close with a shot saved well by Mendy. Didn’t look too happy to be subbed for Pogba.

Bruno Fernandes – 6

Denied space by Jorginho and Kanate in first half – took a risk when he swung a hand into Jorginho’s face in frustration in off the incident in first half – but improved as game went on.

Daniel James – 4

Something of a surprise selection and got little joy against the double barrier of James and Azpilcueta. Needs to imrpvoe final product and no surprise when he was hooked.

Marcus Rashford – 7

Worked hard on his own up front for most of the game. Saw his solitary first half chance saved by Mendy when clean through and denied a last minute winner by the Chelsea keeper.

Subs: Pogba (for Mata 58th min) 5. Cavani (for D James 58th min) 5. Greenwood (for McTominay 80th min) 5.

Subs (not used): Henderson, Matic, Van Der Beek, Tuanzebe.

Chelsea (3-4-3)

Eduaord Mendy – 8

Almost passed the ball into his own net in first half but made amends with saves from Rashford and Mata.

in the first half and then a brilliant last minute stop from Rashford to deny United victory.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 6

Felt he should have had a penalty in first half when wrestled to the ground by Maguire. Solid defensive show as usual by the Chelsea skipper.

Thiago Silva – 7

Got away with a possible penalty when he swung a leg at Rashford but assured display from the vastly experienced Brazilian who gives the Chelsea defence greater assurance.

Kurt Zouma – 6

Solid show from Zouma in what looks like Chelsea best defensive formation. No mistakes and looks more confident alongside Silva.

Reece James – 7

Had names sake Daniel James in his pocket and was solid defensively and dangerous going forward. His cross almost led to Pulisic breaking the stalemate.

Jorginho – 6

Along with Kante he provided a good shield in front of the back four that United couldn’t penetrate but created little going forward. Mistake led to Rashford chance in first half.

N’Golo Kante – 6

Usual hard working display from Kante who covered loads of ground in his bid to break up United’s attacks but like partner Jorginho spent most of the game on defensive duties rather than risking too much going forward.

Ben Chilwell – 6

Has settled the best of Chelsea’s new signings and produced another decent display although couldn’t get forward as much as he usually likes.

Christian Pulisic – 6

Chelsea’s most dangerous attacker and kept Untied on their toes with his pace. Shot deflected wide in first half an inches away from converting James cross after the break.

Kai Havertz – 5

The German playmaker was on the periphery of things and struggled to make any impact. Booked for foul on Fred and no surprise he was replaced by Mason Mount.

Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz was on periphery of things and struggled to make any impact

Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz was on periphery of things and struggled to make any impact

Timo Werner – 5

Looking to build on his double against Southampton but was kept in check by United’s defence and restricted to only one shot before being replaced by Tammy Abrahams.

Subs: Abraham (for Werner 71) 5. Mount (for Haverttz 71) 5. Ziyech (for Pulisic 90) 4.

Subs (not used): Rudiger, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud.

Referee: Martin Atkinson 7.

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