Who was Man of the Match against Chelsea?

Sunday 28 November 2021 17:49

Manchester United returned to Premier League action on Sunday, with a solid showing away at the home of league leaders Chelsea.

The Reds ground out a creditable 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, with an energetic and robust display characterised by determined defending and rapid counter-attacks.

A mistake by Chelsea captain Jorginho allowed Jadon Sancho to soar clear and slide home the game's opening goal, but United were pegged back by a penalty that was calmly converted by the same aforementioned Blues midfielder.

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Jadon Sancho scores again as an exciting encounter at Stamford Bridge ends all square.

Nevertheless, a point in west London represents an encouraging result, and the entire team deserve praise for the resolve shown. But who deserved our post-match award?

Sancho, for his nerveless goal? Or perhaps one of our tireless midfielders, Fred, Matic and McTominay? Did the votes go to David De Gea, for his usual reel of priceless saves? Or maybe one of our stout central defenders, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly?

The race for our prize was a close one, but who emerged on top?
The whole team was outstanding, despite Chelsea's dominance of the possession, with the Reds putting in 21 tackles and eight blocks across the 97 minutes.

But stopper David De Gea ultimately emerged triumphant, thanks to a series of saves in the first half that prevented the Blues from getting their noses in front. The Spaniard garnered 35 per cent in our poll, ahead of goalscorer Jadon Sancho (33 per cent) and the indefatigable Fred, who won 10 per cent.

Others who polled strongly include Scott McTominay, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic.
Who was our standout player against Chelsea?poll

Who was our standout player against Chelsea?

THE TOP SIX

David De Gea - 35 per cent
Jadon Sancho - 33 per cent
Fred -  9 per cent
Scott McTominay - 8 per cent
Eric Bailly/Nemanja Matic - 3 per cent

Congratulations, David, and thanks to everyone that took part!

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