Who was our Man of the Match against Chelsea?

Thursday 25 May 2023 22:44

Manchester United guaranteed Champions League football for the 2023/24 season by beating Chelsea 4-1 at Old Trafford on Thursday evening.

Goals from Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford sealed the win, with Joao Felix getting a late consolation for the visitors.

United's display was impressive, and conceding four goals arguably flattered the Blues, who struggled to contain Erik ten Hag's Reds.

Following the win, we launched our Man-of-the-Match poll, and there was one candidate who stood out amongst the rest...

Man of the Match | Vote now after our 4-1 victory over Chelsea...poll

Man of the Match | Vote now after our 4-1 victory over Chelsea...

No other player came close to Casemiro, who attracted a whopping 71 per cent of the vote.

Not only did the Brazilian open the scoring in the first half with a brilliant header, but he was at his all-action best.

Breaking up the play at will, thwarting Chelsea's attacks and subsequently starting United's counters, Casemiro demonstrated his class time and time again against the Blues.

The next closest in the voting was Bruno Fernandes, who was at his industrious best, contributing with an assist and a goal.

Bruno turned brilliantly past Wesley Fofana in the second half, being taken down by the Frenchman to win a penalty.

Our no.8 stepped up and fired the resulting spot-kick past Kepa, giving United an important 3-0 lead.

Report: United 4 Chelsea 1


The Reds' penultimate Premier League outing of the campaign is a joyous one at Old Trafford.

Bruno soon helped make it four, too, pinching the ball high up and feeding Rashford, who finished at the second attempt to dispel any remaining doubts about the result.

Jadon Sancho and Marcus came third and fourth in the voting, respectively, as Casemiro eclipsed all of his team-mates.

Well done on another award, Case, you deserve it!

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