Manchester United Are Blowing Their Chances Of A Top Four Place! Match Highlights. Player Ratings. Manager Comments, & Stats.
By: Marc Gingell
Being part of a ‘Bashing’ David de Gea club doesn’t sit right with me as he’s been United’s standout player for the past five seasons. In fact, anything that United won after 2011, he’s played a bit part in.
In his early days at United, he didn’t start that well but he soon shut any doubters up with many match-winning performances. He should have done better with Chelsea’s goal. He knows that. And he will bounce back. He’s 28 and in the prime of his career.
|28-04-2019||Old Trafford||Manchester United||1-1||Chelsea|
|KO:14:00||ATT: 74,526||Juan Mata 11′||Marcos Alonso 43′|
|REF: M Atkinson|
Juan Mata got United off to a fine start after 11 minutes. Romelu Lukaku dinked a ball over the Chelsea defence for the rampaging Luke Shaw to run onto. Shaw steadied himself and played a pass back to Mata. With Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, out of position, Mata finished from eight yards.
With United, trying to see the game out to half time, Chelsea hit back. Antonio Rüdiger shot from about 35 yards, De Gea fumbled, and Marcos Alonso quickly pounced to score.
Man Utd: De Gea (3), Young (6), Bailly (6), Lindelof (7), Shaw (7), Herrera (7), Matic (6), Pogba (6), Mata (7), Rashford (5), Lukaku (7)
Subs: Sanchez (5), Rojo (5), McTominay (NA)
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga (7), Azpilicueta (5), Rudiger (6), Luiz (6), Alonso (7), Jorginho (7), Kante (7), Kovacic (5), Hazard (6), Willian (6), Higuain (5)
Subs: Christensen (6), Loftus-Cheek (5), Pedro (5)
Man of the match: Juan Mata
- De Gea has made three errors leading to goals in his last four games in all competitions – as many as in his previous 123 matches combined.
- Man Utd haven’t won any of their last four games across all competitions (D1 L3) – they haven’t had a longer winless run since December 2015 (eight games).
- Chelsea and Man Utd have drawn both Premier League meetings in a single season for the fifth time, most recently doing so in 2015/16.
- Chelsea are winless in their three games against Man Utd across all competitions this season (D2 L1) – the last time they faced them as many times in a single campaign without a single victory was in 2002-03 (D1 L2).
- Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in just 11 per cent of their league games at Old Trafford this season (2/18), their lowest percentage in a single campaign since 1962/63 (9.5 per cent – 2/21).