Premier League giants played out an anticlimactic draw. This was the first big match for United’s new boss David Moyes and his tactics failed to gain the desired results. This was Manchester United’s first draw at home since 2009 when they played out a draw against rivals Arsenal.
Chelsea went in with the new signing Schurle and benched Ba as well as play maker Juan Mata while United Benched veteran Giggs to make way for Rooney who made his first start since April. Chelsea created the first real chance when De Bruyne rebounded to Oscar who fired it straight to De Gea. The visitors had kept Van Persie in check until Carrick dispossessed Ramires to feed RVP at the corner of the box, his shot had everything but direction and it brushed passed the outside net.
Rooney’s first chance came when he foxed Gary Cahill and took a shot at the goal which lacked Rooney’s trademark power and rolled past the goal. Phil Jones delivered a dangerous cross in the 38 minute which was half cleared by John Terry, Cleverly took a volley which brushed inches from the post. The half ended with Oscar creating a half chance which De Gea stopped with minimum fuss. The second half started slowly and both teams tried to increase possession. In the 56 minute Rooney showcased his class and delivered a lovely pass to Welbeck who missed it from mere 10 yards, Welbeck’s miss showed that he still has to work on his finishing. Towards the end Cahill drilled from 30 yards but his shot was saved by a determined De Gea who did well to get down. Rooney almost scripted a perfect end when he took on Cech from 25 yards only to be denied due to some great reflexes by the blues shot stopper.
United’s manager sounded disappointed at the post match interview and believed that he went with three strikers so that they could force a result.