Man Utd ratings: Lindelof puts in solid defensive display but James has nightmare during Chelsea bore draw

MANCHESTER UNITED are still hunting for their first home league win of the season after an uninspiring draw against Chelsea.

Marcus Rashford was denied by Blues keeper Edouard Mendy and Edinson Cavani almost scored with his first Red Devils touch in the second half.

But a cagey 0-0 draw at Old Trafford leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side slumped in 15th in the Premier League table after just two wins from their first five games.

MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news

Here's how SunSport rated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's players…

David De Gea – 5

A relatively straight-forward day at the office for the Spaniard.

Chelsea only managed to have one shot on target throughout the entire game.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7

The 22-year-old made a number of crucial tackles and interceptions to stop Chelsea's tricky forwards.

He made a perfectly-timed sliding tackle to deny Ben Chilwell from shooting in the box.

An all-round encouraging positive.

Victor Lindelof – 7

It was a solid display from the 26-year-old, who kept the United defence in line throughout.

The Swede won a number of aerial challenges and managed to keep Timo Werner out of the game.

Harry Maguire – 5

The captain was recalled to the squad and he was VERY lucky to not give away a penalty in the first half.

Maguire wrapped his arms around Cesar Azpilicueta and the Chelsea man ended up on the floor in the box.

At half-time Patrice Evra likened him to Hulk Hogan and said: "It was a clear penalty."

Aside from that incident, the under-fire England star did well at the back.

Luke Shaw – 6

Left-back looked dangerous when he pressed up the pitch alongside James.

But he needed the occasional reminder of his defensive duties as he was caught out of position at times.

Scott McTominay – 5

Scotland star had a habit of giving the ball away in midfield, particularly in the first half.

But he improved as the game went on as he won a number of tackles inside of his own half.

Fred – 5

The Brazilian made a sloppy start and was given a yellow card after making his second reckless challenge of the match.

But Fred's partnership with McTominay in the middle is improving under the watchful eye of Solskjaer.

Juan Mata – 5

Did very little in the first half, but his one shot on target came close to breaking the deadlock.

He unleashed a powerful left-footed effort from the edge of the box, but Mendy parried it out for a corner kick.

Was hauled off in the 58th minute.

Bruno Fernandes – 6

It was a very safe performance from the 26-year-old midfielder.

The Portuguese star opted for the simple option at every opportunity – which worked fine.

But United could have done with him stepping it up a gear to change the game – which is something he is more than capable of doing.

Daniel James – 3

It was a nightmare afternoon for Welshman at Old Trafford.

James struggled to make an impact as he had his work cut out against Reece James and Azpilicueta.

He was taken off before the hour mark and replaced by Edinson Cavani.

Marcus Rashford – 7

The England ace can be excused for being tired after running rings around politicians all week.

He had the best chance of the first half for the Red Devils, but he fired his shot straight at Mendy after he charged through on goal.

Rashford did not get as much service as he'd have liked, but he looked dangerous everytime he had the ball at his feet.

Mendy made a great save to deny him in the dying stages of the game.


Dean Henderson

Left fans in hysterics as he was spotted nibbling on a chocolate bar in the stands.

Axel Tuanzebe – N/A

Nemanja Matic – N/A

Paul Pogba

Introduced in the 58th minute to replace Juan Mata.

Donny van de Beek – N/A

Edinson Cavani

Made his debut when he came on to replace James in the 58th minute.

He made an instant impact as his first touch of the ball crashed into the side netting.


The striker was introduced for the final ten minutes in place of McTominay.

Source: Read Full Article