The Red Devils missed the chance to narrow the gap on the Premier League leaders, who now require only two more wins to take the crown. United dominated for long periods but it was the hosts who took the three points, Eden Hazard netting before the break.
Read the full Man United player ratings below:
GK) David de Gea 6/10
Didn’t stand much chance with Hazard’s goal as Chelsea carved open the defence but did get away with handling outside the area.
RB) Antonio Valencia 5/10
Still does not look truly comfortable on the right of a four-man defence and it showed.
CB) Chris Smalling 6/10
Did fine against Drogba – might have been a harder shift if Diego Costa had been fit.
CB) Paddy McNair 6/10
Grew into the game and had one fine long shot parried away by Courtois.
LB) Luke Shaw 8/10 (Blackett ’80)
Looked much brighter than many previous outings, and caused Chelsea problems with his forward runs, especially before the break.