The rain fell from the sky over Old Trafford relentlessly. It dropped on the roofs of the empty stadium stands, and the monotony of its slow, heavy beat was represented by the predictability of a game that was drab and dour. This was a game that didn’t merit a goal, and no one on either side could find the inspiration to redeem it.
Perhaps the outcome would be more satisfying for Chelsea and Frank Lampard, their manager. This season, they have leaked goals so they can take satisfaction from this clean sheet and a fine performance from their new goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, who made three fine saves to keep his team level with the side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
As he dived to his left to beat away a curling snap shot from Marcus Rashford, the last of those saves came in the 90th minute. It would have been a fitting end to a week where, had he scored the winner, Rashford had unified the country in his appeal for an extension to the free school meals scheme.
Source: Daily Mail