The much-anticipated meeting between Manchester United and Chelsea ended in anti-climax as Old Trafford witnessed its first goalless draw in the Premier League since May 2009.

David Moyes was taking charge of his first competitive home game since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, while Jose Mourinho had his sights sets on a third successive league win since returning to Chelsea.

Mourinho v Moyes

Jose Mourinho is still unbeaten in seven Premier League matches against David Moyes - with four wins and three draws

In the end, despite an outstanding performance for United by the recalled Wayne Rooney, both Moyes and Mourinho had to settle for a point in the first blank scoreline here in 77 Premier League games, since United clinched the title against Arsenal in 2009.

Rooney was the game's most dangerous player and was vociferously backed by United's supporters throughout - as well as receiving vocal support from the travelling Chelsea fans who still hold out hope he can be lured to Stamford Bridge despite Moyes' insistence he would not be sold.

It was a game short on clear-cut chances and quality, with United's Danny Welbeck wasting the best opportunity when he shot wide just before the hour.

Man Utd boss Moyes 'frustrated' by goalless draw

Mourinho will be happier with the point but there was frustration for Moyes, who would have hoped to make a winning start at Old Trafford as he starts the task of retaining the Premier League won by Ferguson before his retirement.

Rooney's discontent at Old Trafford provided much of the sub-plot before the game but Moyes was happy to select Mourinho's top transfer target and was rewarded with a fine personal performance.

Mourinho's selection was perhaps more of a comment in his lack of faith in his strikers as Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku were left on the bench and Demba Ba was not in the squad.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the absence of Juan Mata, and the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Andre Schurrle did little to suggest they were worthy of selection ahead of the Spain star who has illuminated Stamford Bridge.

The two managers greeted each other warmly on a night of high expectation that was not fulfilled, particularly in a turgid opening half.

Mourinho says Chelsea lacked fluency

Robin van Persie lifted the tedium with a shot into the side-netting while the lively Rooney forced Petr Cech to save low down. Chelsea's only serious response was a snap shot by Oscar that was easily dealt with by United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Rooney created United's best chance so far by playing in Welbeck in the area in the 58th minute but his finish was poor, much to Old Trafford's frustration.

Gary Cahill then fired straight at De Gea from long range before Mourinho introduced Torres for De Bruyne.

Moyes made a change of his own when Ashley Young replaced Antonio Valencia and he instantly produced two fine crosses that required a fine headed clearance from John Terry and a desperate scramble from Cech.

Rooney had been, by some distance, United's biggest threat and the crowd rose to him once more when a 25-yard effort brought a fine diving save from Cech.

United tried to mount a trademark late charge but Van Persie was denied by a fine block by Branislav Ivanovic in stoppage time.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Man Utd

  • 01 De Gea
  • 03 Evra
  • 04 Jones
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 15 Vidic
  • 10 Rooney
  • 16 Carrick
  • 19 Welbeck (Giggs - 78' )
  • 23 Cleverley
  • 25 Valencia (Young - 67' )
  • 20 Van Persie

Substitutes

  • 13 Lindegaard
  • 12 Smalling
  • 28 Buttner
  • 08 Anderson
  • 11 Giggs
  • 18 Young
  • 26 Kagawa

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 03 Cole
  • 24 Cahill
  • 26 Terry
  • 07 Ramires
  • 08 Lampard
  • 11 Oscar
  • 15 De Bruyne Booked (Torres - 60' Booked )
  • 17 Hazard (Azpilicueta - 90' )
  • 14 Schurrle (Mikel - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Schwarzer
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 05 Essien
  • 10 Mata
  • 12 Mikel
  • 09 Torres
  • 18 Lukaku
Ref: Atkinson
Att: 75,032

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

3 4

Corners

4 1

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:26

Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:22

Shot by Wayne Rooney went wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +3:21

Shot by Nemanja Vidic went wide left of the goal.

90:00 +3:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie.

90:00 +3:10 Substitution

Substitution (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Cesar Azpilicueta coming on for Eden Hazard.

90:00 +2:31

Clearance by Ashley Cole.

90:00 +2:30

Centre by Ashley Young.

90:00 +2:06

The ball is swung over by Eden Hazard.

90:00 +0:32

Ryan Giggs makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:06

Ashley Young manages to make a clearance.

89:40

Clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

89:02

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

88:29

Unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Robin van Persie results in a free kick.

88:26

Free kick taken by Nemanja Vidic.

88:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Nemanja Vidic.

88:16

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

87:42

Patrice Evra takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

87:39

Robin van Persie has an effort at goal. Mikel gets a block in.

87:34

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

87:32

Phil Jones delivers the ball.

86:54 Substitution

Substitution Mikel is brought on as a substitute for Andre Schurrle.

86:20

Clearance by John Terry.

85:42

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

85:02

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

84:47

Clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.

84:41

Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

84:17

Unfair challenge on Andre Schurrle by Wayne Rooney results in a free kick.

81:45

John Terry restarts play with the free kick.

81:25

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on John Terry.

80:42

Clearance made by Eden Hazard.

79:48

Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

79:43

Fernando Torres goes into the referee's book.

79:43 Booking

Booking

79:41

Fernando Torres challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:16

Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.

79:00

Foul by Frank Lampard on Ashley Young, free kick awarded.

78:43

Clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

78:09

Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

77:58 Substitution

Substitution Danny Welbeck goes off and Ryan Giggs comes on.

77:32

The referee blows for offside against Wayne Rooney.

77:28

Nascimento Ramires makes a clearance.

77:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

76:54

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Petr Cech parries the effort to safety.

76:30

Header at goal by Fernando Torres to the left of the net.

76:28

The ball is swung over by Branislav Ivanovic.

75:17

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

74:45

Ashley Young is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

74:26

Clearance made by Danny Welbeck.

74:16

Tom Cleverley makes a clearance.

74:15

The ball is crossed by Branislav Ivanovic.

74:06

Frank Lampard delivers the ball.

74:00

Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the right by-line.

73:31

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

73:27

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

73:24

The ball is crossed by Branislav Ivanovic.

72:20

The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.

72:18

John Terry makes a clearance.

72:16

The ball is crossed by Ashley Young.

71:55

Eden Hazard makes a clearance.

71:04

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

70:54

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

70:24

Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

70:04

Handball by Emboaba Oscar.

69:58

Clearance made by Tom Cleverley.

69:09

Michael Carrick makes a clearance.

67:39

Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.

67:34

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

67:33

Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

66:58

Ashley Young challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:38

Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

66:26

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

65:59 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Young on for Antonio Valencia.

65:28

Eden Hazard crosses the ball.

64:57

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Petr Cech safely holds on.

64:23

Frank Lampard makes a clearance.

62:36

Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

62:35

A cross is delivered by Antonio Valencia.

62:22

Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

61:30

Tom Cleverley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Frank Lampard.

61:29

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

61:27

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

61:19

John Terry makes a clearance.

60:25

Clearance by Andre Schurrle.

60:21

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

60:17

Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

59:49

Patrice Evra delivers the ball.

59:33

David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

59:18 Substitution

Substitution Fernando Torres joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin De Bruyne.

58:49

The referee blows for offside.

58:19

Shot by Gary Cahill. David De Gea catches the ball.

58:16

Andre Schurrle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tom Cleverley gets a block in.

57:58

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

56:56

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

56:52

Clearance made by John Terry.

56:51

Wayne Rooney produces a cross.

56:34

Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

56:32

Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

56:32

The ball is swung over by Robin van Persie.

56:09

Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.

55:56

Wayne Rooney fouled by John Terry, the ref awards a free kick.

55:49

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

55:15

Danny Welbeck takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

54:13

Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

52:45

John Terry manages to make a clearance.

52:44

Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.

52:32

Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.

52:04

Emboaba Oscar challenges Danny Welbeck unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51:53

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

51:51

Branislav Ivanovic produces a cross.

50:28

Eden Hazard takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David De Gea makes a block.

49:55

Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

49:43

John Terry manages to make a clearance.

48:06

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

47:02

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

47:00

The ball is swung over by Patrice Evra.

45:47

Free kick taken by David De Gea.

45:22

Foul by Eden Hazard on Phil Jones, free kick awarded.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:49

Branislav Ivanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck.

45:00 +0:14

Nascimento Ramires sends in a cross.

43:45

Michael Carrick manages to make a clearance.

43:37

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

43:12

Shot by Emboaba Oscar. David De Gea makes a block.

43:11

Phil Jones makes a clearance.

42:56

Clearance made by Phil Jones.

42:00

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

41:26

Phil Jones sends in a cross.

40:51

Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

38:46

Phil Jones manages to make a clearance.

38:43

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

38:38

Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.

37:58

Shot by Tom Cleverley went over.

37:56

John Terry manages to make a clearance.

37:55

The ball is crossed by Phil Jones.

37:48

A cross is delivered by Patrice Evra.

37:02

Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

37:01

Patrice Evra sends in a cross.

36:21

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

35:54

Antonio Valencia challenges John Terry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:46

Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

34:33

Unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar by Robin van Persie results in a free kick.

33:38

Clearance by John Terry.

32:54

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

32:20

Phil Jones crosses the ball.

32:13

Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.

31:43

The referee shows Kevin De Bruyne a yellow card.

31:43 Booking

Booking

31:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin De Bruyne on Robin van Persie.

31:25

Danny Welbeck makes a clearance.

30:44

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

30:11

Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

30:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on Emboaba Oscar.

29:50

Emboaba Oscar restarts play with the free kick.

29:12

Antonio Valencia challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:05

Shot by Wayne Rooney. Petr Cech safely holds on.

25:11

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

25:07

Clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.

25:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

24:38

Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

24:36

Antonio Valencia sends in a cross.

24:18

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

23:52

Header at goal by Robin van Persie misses to the right.

23:50

A cross is delivered by Patrice Evra.

22:54

Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.

22:18

Shot by Robin van Persie missed to the left of the net.

21:08

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

20:12

Clearance by Tom Cleverley.

19:02

Clearance by Emboaba Oscar.

18:18

Clearance made by Andre Schurrle.

16:39

Shot by Branislav Ivanovic missed to the left of the target.

16:29

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

16:28

Emboaba Oscar delivers the ball.

15:36

Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.

15:35

The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia.

15:09

John Terry makes a clearance.

15:08

Wayne Rooney sends in a cross.

14:38

Kevin De Bruyne manages to make a clearance.

14:36

Free kick taken by Tom Cleverley.

14:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Cole on Robin van Persie.

13:50

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

12:57

Eden Hazard sends in a cross.

12:22

Phil Jones produces a cross.

11:55

John Terry makes a clearance.

11:53

Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.

11:09

Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

11:06

Clearance by Emboaba Oscar.

9:29

John Terry manages to make a clearance.

9:15

Shot by Emboaba Oscar. David De Gea catches the ball.

9:13

Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.

9:12

The ball is crossed by Kevin De Bruyne.

9:09

Clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

8:56

Clearance made by Michael Carrick.

7:43

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

6:50

Kevin De Bruyne makes a clearance.

6:24

Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

5:52

Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

5:23

The referee blows for offside against Antonio Valencia.

4:56

Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

4:53

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

4:25

Wayne Rooney challenges John Terry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

4:21

Clearance by Wayne Rooney.

4:12

Antonio Valencia manages to make a clearance.

2:00

Antonio Valencia produces a cross.

0:36

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

0:14

Danny Welbeck manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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