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Player ratings: Manchester United 1 v 1 Chelsea – Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcos Alonso score, 10 players were poor

Manchester United encounter with Chelsea on Thursday night ended draw as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcos Alonso scored for their various teams in the second half.

Cristiano Ronaldo stole a share of the points for Manchester United against Chelsea at Old Trafford on a night that could have been much worse for the hosts. Chelsea dominated possession and could have been three up when Marcos Alonso volleyed home the opening goal on the hour mark.

Ronaldo was picked out by Nemanja Matic two minutes later and he was clinical from close range. However, eight of Ronaldo’s teammates failed to show up on a big night under the lights.

Manchester United player ratings

David De Gea 7

A number of smart saves, the pick of them to keep out a Kai Havertz header from close range in the first half.

Diego Dalot 5

Victor Lindelof 5

Was caught deeper than the rest of his line on a number of occasions

Raphael Varane 5

Failed to stamp his mark on the defence, which was constantly pulled apart by Chelsea’s attacking movement.

Victor Lindelof 5

Was caught deeper than the rest of his line on a number of occasions

Raphael Varane 5

Failed to stamp his mark on the defence, which was constantly pulled apart by Chelsea’s attacking movement.

Bruno Fernandes 5

Far from his dazzling best and was frequently caught on the ball by N’Golo Kante.

Marcus Rashford 5

Another tough evening for Rashford who was whisked off for birthday boy Juan Mata after 79 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo 7

A brilliant first touch and finish to score the equaliser. Also produced a good save from Edouard Mendy late on.

Chelsea player ratings

Mendy 6; Azpilicueta 6, Silva 6, Rudiger 5; James 8, Jorginho 7, Kante 8 (Loftus-Cheek 82), Alonso 7; Mount 5; Werner 5 (Pulisic 70; 6), Havertz 6 (Lukaku 70; 4).

Man of the Match

Reece James was Chelsea’s most creative outlet and forced United back on repeated occasions. The defender hit the post in the second half and put in several dangerous crosses throughout the night.

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