Manchester United vs Chelsea: Red Devils play out nervy 0-0 draw against solid Blues

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Red Devils play out nervy 0-0 draw against solid Blues

- Manchester United and Chelsea Chelsea settled for a goalless draw in a lackluster Premier League fixture

- The biggest talking point in the game was a penalty shout from Chelsea after Harry Maguire mishandled Azpilicueta in the box

- Marcus Rashford also forced some decent saves from Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

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Manchester United played out a goalless draw against Chelsea in a highly cautious Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 24.

Both sides had several half chances to take the lead but in the end, they had to settle for a solitary point.

In a highly cagey affair, no shots on target were witnessed in the opening quarter of the game which proved to be a tactical battle between the two managers.

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Solskjaer started a similar 11 to the one which turned the game on its head against Newcastle United in the last Premier League game, with Juan Mata and Bruno Fernandes tasked with providing creativity in attack.

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Red Devils play out nervy 0-0 draw against solid Blues
Manchester United vs Chelsea played out a goalless draw at Old Trafford.
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Chances were however hard to come by, with the biggest talking point of the game being Harry Maguire’s challenge in Ceasar Azpilicueta.

The United captain, while defending a corner, wrapped his arms around the Chelsea fullback's head in his own penalty area but the referee somehow failed to spot the impediment.

Edouard Mendy came up with three impressive saves throughout the game including a last-minute dive to keep out Marcus Rashford as he kept another clean sheet for the Blues.

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United introduced their free signing Edison Cavani late in the second half for his Premier League debut but the Uruguayan was unable to inspire his side to victory.

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Notably, there was little service towards Cavani once Rashford leaned to the left side as United were extremely cautious not to be caught on the break by the visitors whilst attacking.

The stalemate meant United have now failed to win three straight home games this season.

For Chelsea, they will be the happier side with the point as they now sit sixth with nine points from six games. United still languish at the bottom half of the table on seven points having played five games so far. earlier reported that West Ham vs Man City settled for a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium after both teams could not separate themselves in the game.

Phil Foden canceled out Michail Antonio's first-half strike as City settled for their second disappointing draw for the new season.

The Citizens were without a couple of first-team players including Kevin de Bruyne, Nathan Ake as the Hammers took control.

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