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August 26, 2013 8:00 PM WAT
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
Attendance:‬ 75032‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea

David Moyes's first home game as the new Old Trafford manager ended in a tepid goalless draw as Wayne Rooney was given raucous support by both sets of supporters

By Wayne Veysey at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    51
    19
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Dealt comfortably with Chelsea's long-range shooting and looks an increasingly confident figure in in the United goal.

  • Patrice Evra
    41
    18
    3.50

    Patrice Evra

    Sold in defence and threatening on the overlap. Looks a reborn figure at left-back.

  • Phil Jones
    30
    10
    3.00

    Phil Jones

    Wholehearted display at right-back. Threw himself into every tackle and header, although his attacking raids were not as frequent as expected.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    26
    20
    3.50

    Rio Ferdinand

    Probably could not believe his luck that he did not have to mark an out-and-out centre forward. His communication with Vidic was good enough to minimise alarms.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    32
    15
    3.50

    Nemanja Vidic

    Was left for dead by Schurrle's pace on one occasion but dealt comfortably with Chelsea's posse of attacking midfielders. Removed the ball with the minimum of fuss from Oscar in the 48th minute and made a string of key interceptions.

  • Michael Carrick
    26
    14
    3.50

    Michael Carrick

    Showed how much United will rely on him this season with a canny display in front of the back four. Did not allow Chelsea's attacking midfielders time or space.

  • Tom Cleverley
    16
    18
    2.50

    Tom Cleverley

    Steady rather than particularly effective. Took the easy option too often as the weight of the occasion appeared to curb his ambition.

  • Antonio Valencia
    17
    30
    2.00

    Antonio Valencia Flop of the Match

    Lacked conviction and his final ball was disappointing. Replaced by Young after 65 minutes.

  • Wayne Rooney
    76
    14
    4.00

    Wayne Rooney Top of the Match

    Welcomed back like a prodigal son, with his name frequently and, perhaps uniquely, chanted by both sets of supporters. Looked eager, his work-rate was excellent and some of his second-half passing was top-drawer.

  • Danny Welbeck
    16
    19
    3.00

    Danny Welbeck

    Got the nod to start on the left flank ahead of Giggs but looked more effective when he wandered into central areas. Sent two shots wildly over the bar early in the second half. Subbed with 12 minutes left.

  • Robin van Persie
    29
    19
    3.50

    Robin van Persie

    Fizzed with energy and menace but the chances did not fall his way. Shot into the side netting from a tight angle early on before sending a tricky header over the bar.

Substitutions

  • Ryan Giggs
    10
    13
    2.00

    Ryan Giggs

    Quiet cameo on the left flank.

  • Ashley Young
    25
    10
    3.00

    Ashley Young

    His crossing from the right was more productive than Valencia's had been.

  • Petr Cech
    33
    9
    3.50

    Petr Cech

    Would have expected to be more involved in such a demanding away fixture. Only had one save to make in the first 70 minutes and dealt comfortably with every high ball and long-range effort.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    34
    9
    3.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Chelsea's Mr Dependable was as solid as ever, drawing the sting from Welbeck and keeping Giggs quiet late on.

  • Ashley Cole
    30
    11
    3.50

    Ashley Cole

    Booked in the 15th minute for a mistimed tackle on van Persie but it did not unsettle the experienced left-back. Made the most of a penalty claim in the second half when he was tugged back by Jones.

  • Gary Cahill
    25
    10
    3.00

    Gary Cahill

    Dominant in the air but occasionally his positioning let him down.

  • John Terry
    30
    11
    3.50

    John Terry

    Both sides of Terry were on view; the outstanding reader of the game and the plodder whose lack of recovery pace is glaringly obvious.

  • Ramires
    25
    18
    3.00

    Ramires

    No Makelele but his versatility and energy never cease to impress.

  • Frank Lampard
    19
    17
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    Anchored the midfield steadily on a night when he was clearly under strict instructions to keep his position and not bomb forward.

  • Oscar
    30
    14
    3.00

    Oscar

    Dropped very deep at times to instigate attacks as Mourinho showed how much faith he has in the No.11 to orchestrate the play. Had Chelsea's two best first-half chances but both were dealt comfortably with by De Gea.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    25
    17
    2.00

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Looks like he will not be in need of a razor any time soon but still managed to cut his face after clattering into Van Persie in the first half to earn himself a yellow. Otherwise, did little of note and was replaced by Torres after an hour.

  • Eden Hazard
    29
    13
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Looks to have noticeably bulked up this season but an otherwise anonymous display from the Belgian.

  • Andre Schürrle
    32
    12
    2.50

    Andre Schürrle

    Surprisingly given the task of leading the line, the German was too isolated although he demonstrated a stunning burst of pace. Moved out to the right flank before he was subbed shortly before the end.

Substitutions

  • César Azpilicueta
    14
    13
    2.00

    César Azpilicueta

    Replace Hazard in added time.

  • John Obi Mikel
    88
    24
    2.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Helped Chelsea protect their point for the last four minutes.

  • Fernando Torres
    26
    23
    3.00

    Fernando Torres

    Had a few good runs but his threat diminished the closer he got to the penalty box.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0