Manchester United Player Ratings vs Chelsea: Bruno flops

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United. (Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images)
Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United. (Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images) /

Manchester United could only manage a goalless draw away at Stamford Bridge, losing further ground to Manchester City in the title race, who now have a commanding 12 point lead at the top of the table.

But at the end of the day, it was probably a fair result. Chelsea had the better of the clear cut chances and David de Gea pulled off a brilliant stop at the start of the second half to deny Hakim Ziyech. On the other hand, United could argue that they deserve a penalty when the ball appeared to hit the arm of Callum Hudson-Odoi but the referee decided there was not enough on it after going to the screen.

To be honest, there was not much on show from the Red Devils on the evening as they seemed happy enough to sit back and counter. But when those opportunities did come, they were not able to take them with the final ball lacking on a number of occasions.

Both the sides would have wanted all three points but will probably be satisfied with one, in what is always one of the biggest games of the season.

Manchester United player ratings vs Chelsea

Here’s how we think the Manchester United players performed against Thomas Tuchel’s side in their goalless draw at Stamford Bridge:

David de Gea – 7.5

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

Victor Lindelof – 6.5

Harry Maguire – 6.5

Luke Shaw – 8

Fred – 6

Scott McTominay – 5.5

Mason Greenwood – 6

Bruno Fernandes – 5

Daniel James – 5

Marcus Rashford – 5

At the end of the day, it was not a great day in the office for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who were probably the second best side and should be happy to come out with a draw.

Especially disappointing was the attack who seemed to be lacking the threat that they needed to score past Chelsea, who have been solid at the back in recent weeks. Bruno Fernandes failed to make his mark on the game and was a peripheral figure for the most part.

Except for a few spills from Edouard Mendy, Tuchel’s side were untroubled although the penalty decision in the first-half could have changed everything.

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