Player ratings from Man United v. Chelsea

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Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to blow the Premier League title race wide-open.

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Chelsea’s lead atop the PL table has now been cut to four points, while United have given their chances of finishing in the top four a big boost.

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Here are the marks out of 10 for each player in what turned out to be a very comfortable win for United.


Manchester United

David De Gea – 6 – Hardly had anything to do, distribution was good.

Antonio Valencia – 6 – Played further forward due to Herrera marking Hazard. Cool head on the ball.

Eric Bailly – 7 – Did well to keep Costa out and always looked mobile enough to cut off Hazard when he cut inside.

Marcos Rojo – 8 – Shackled Diego Costa well as the battle threatened to boil over.

Matteo Darmian – 7 – Solid display at left back from the Italian who is taking his chance.

Ander Herrera – 8 – Had Hazard in his back pocket, plus grabbed a goal and an assist.

Paul Pogba – 7 – Much more disciplined display from Pogba who made a great tackle in the first half on Hazard.

Maroaune Fellaini – 6 – Did a great defensive job but didn’t get chance to do much in attack. Steady.

Ashley Young – 6 – Did plenty of dirty work and was solid defensively. Stopped Chelsea’s full backs playing.

Jesse Lingard – 6 – Perfect foil for Rashford as he chased Chelsea’s defense down and was always on hand to link up.

Marcus Rashford – 9 – Splendid display as he finished superbly for the first, then ran Chelsea’s defense ragged.

Subs
Michael Carrick on for Jesse Lingard – 6
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on for Marcus Rashford – 5
Fosu-Mensah on for Ashley Young – 5


Chelsea

Asmir Begovic – 5 – Positioning could have been better on the first goal but not much he could do about the second.

Kurt Zouma – 5 – Shaky on the ball and looked like a man thrust into the starting lineup at the last minute due to Alonso’s injury.

David Luiz – 5 – Let Rashford go for United’s first goal and was out-muscled by the youngster time and time again. Tough afternoon.

Gary Cahill – 6 – Tried to help Chelsea’s backline together but it didn’t work.

Victor Moses – 4 – Hauled off in the second half after Conte switched him from the left flank to the right.

N'Golo Kante – 6 – Kept battling hard but had little impact on the game with Paul Pogba matching up well in the battle.

Nemanja Matic – 5  – Subbed out for a more attacking option. A decent display but not much more.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 6 – Kept trying to push forward whenever he could from wing-back but looks much more comfortable at center back.

Pedro – 4 – Wasteful in the final third and couldn’t get on the end of a chance at the back post.

Eden Hazard – 5 – So often the go-to guy for Conte but Herrera shackled him and his flashes of quality were all too rare.

Diego Costa – 5 – Lost the physical battle to Rojo and never had a sniff at goal. Shackled.

Subs
Cesc Fabregas on for Victor Moses – 5
Willian on for Nemanja Matic- 5
Ruben Loftus-Cheek on for Kurt Zouma – 5