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Summary

  1. Man Utd miss host of chances
  2. United in sixth place on 30 points
  3. Chelsea up to 14th on 20 points

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    So, Manchester United will start 2016 without a win in eight league and cup games. Will they be starting it with a new manager at the helm? Thanks for your company. We're back on Tuesday to see if Leicester City can return to the top of the Premier League table by beating Manchester City. Don't forget you can catch up on all of today's action on Match of the Day which is on BBC One at 22:30 GMT.

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  2. 'Let's build on this'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

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  4. Manager reaction - Van Gaal

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaking to BT Sport: "It was a very good performance but you have to score - we didn't. Two times we hit the post with goalkeeper beaten. We also have big chance in the second half, two penalty cases and didn't receive penalties. We are forcing the luck but we don't have the luck that we need."

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  6. Hiddink happy

    FT- Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink says in his news conference: "The players have experienced a very bad half year. They have to lift it up and that's what we have talked about in the locker room. Everyone is convinced we couldn't go on on the same path and we have shown that in the last three games."

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  8. Manager reaction - Van Gaal

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    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaking to BBC Sport: "We have forced the luck and still we didn't score and that is unbelievable when you see what happens today. I am frustrated.

    "I thank my players for the performance but we need a victory. It gives a lot of hope for the fans. My relationship with players, board and staff members is very good. There is no reason to sack me. 

    "The results are not good enough. I know that, the players and board know that. It can be different in about one month."

  9. 'It's the same story'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin:"I thought we were unlucky. Everyone in the changing room is disappointed we did not win. We dominated the game and had a good tempo - we were on the front foot from kick-off and showed commitment. 

    "We wanted to show the fans we wanted to win but it is the same story again - in football you can't win if you don't score."

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  11. 'In general, I'm happy'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink, speaking to BBC Sport: “On the one hand, I am happy with a point because we had a difficult game, but on the other, we had two big chances to get three points. We were lacking some attacking players and had to adapt. In general, I’m happy.

    “Hazard is very mobile and can go either way. His preference is the left and he’s doing very well in the centre. All our strikers are injured, so we have to adapt."

    Guus Hiddink
  12. Trip to the Palace

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Next up for Chelsea is fifth-placed Crystal Palace away on 3 January. The champions start 2016 three points above the relegation zone and 14th in the Premier League table.

  13. Van Gaal: I'm not resigning

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BT Sport: “For me, it [his future] is not an interesting subject because I cannot have any influence on that, I can only work with my players and you can see they are fighting for me. Even after this result the fans were applauding so I cannot say I’m very much concerned. In this football world you never know, but I’m fully confident in the board and my players.

    "Will I resign? On the contrary. When the players can give such a performance with a lot of pressure, there is not any reason to resign for me. Maybe the media wants me to but I shall not resign. It's not a question of staying, it's a question of fulfilling my contract."

    Louis van Gaal
  14. 'Rooney should have been sent off'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

  15. Rooney's apology to Oscar

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Wayne Rooney says he has apologised to Oscar for his high challenge towards the end of the game. The United captain escaped with a booking.

    Wayne Rooney and Oscar
  16. Van Gaal won't resign

    FT- Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Louis van Gaal tells BT Sport he is not going to resign. More from the Manchester United manager coming up.

    louis van Gaal
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  18. 'Pity Matic missed'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, speaking to BT Sport: “They wanted to win in front of their fans. From the start they put high pressure on us. Without a striker, it wasn’t easy for us to find depth but we had chances and David [de Gea] played well. The team showed progression, which was good.

    “It’s a pity Matic doesn’t score. It’s more difficult for us than last year, but I think we are getting into a flow to win games.

    “You cannot think it’s not possible to get relegated, but we look forward, and we think that soon we will get the winning flow.”

  19. Nine points from summit

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United had 67% possession to Chelsea's 33% yet they end 2015 without a win in eight league and cup games. They will start 2016 out of the Champions League, League Cup and nine points behind new Premier League leaders Arsenal.

    Ryan Giggs and Louis van Gaal
  20. 'We were the better team'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea speaking to BT Sport: "Both teams had chances but I think we played better than them. We didn't have the luck we need to win these games.

    "We have to keep focused on only football and try to win the games ahead."

    David de Gea
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  22. 'We will keep fighting'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney speaking to BT Sport: "We created a lot of chances but didn't manage to take one. The crowd were excellent today and you could see how much it meant to the players. It's a disappointing result because we dominated the game but that is football.

    "A lot of people say a lot of different things. We would be letting ourselves down if we didn't go out on the pitch and give our all. We will keep fighting and we will come back."

    Wayne Rooney and John Terry
  23. Goal drought

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    One goal in Manchester United's last four home games now.

    Louis van Gaal
  24. 'United's best display for some time..but'

    FT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "I'm not sure where Manchester United go from here but this is the best I have seen them play for some time. They ran out of legs second half but they were totally committed to the cause. Chelsea looked short on confidence and missed a recognised striker up top."

  25. Post update

    FT- Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea's players are only just leaving the pitch. They've all gone over to applaud their travelling fans. It's a decent point for Guus Hiddink but he's still searching for his first win since being named interim boss.

    Guus Hiddink
  26. Post update

    FT- Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    There's a few boos and jeers at the final whistle. It's not clear if they are coming from the home fans but there's an awful lot of applause too.

  27. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

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    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    It's all gone quiet inside Old Trafford. In to the last few seconds...

  29. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Despite that awful challenge, Steve McManaman has just given man of the match to Wayne Rooney on BT Sport.

    Wayne Rooney
  30. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Naughty by Wayne Rooney. A horrible challenge on Oscar and it should be a straight red card. Instead Martin Atkinson brandishes a yellow.

  31. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Three minutes of added time.

  32. 'Too fast for Rooney to reach'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Great football - and what a delivery from Borthwick-Jackson. Great pace on it but Rooney can't get his foot up early enough. It was just too high for him."

  33. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    "Attack, attack, attack," is the roar inside Old Trafford. It's a familiar chant but this time it's coming from those cheeky Chelsea fans.

  34. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Huge chance for Wayne Rooney...and he's put it wide! A delicious cross by the young lad Cameron Borthwick-Jackson but Rooney misses.

    Wayne Rooney
  35. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United's fans have been starved of entertainment this season but this has been a cracker even though we have not seen any goals...yet.

  36. 'United have played for their manager today'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "United's players have put a terrific shift in but now they look like they are feeling the pace. They've played some risky football which is not what you expect to see. You cannot say this team haven't played for Van Gaal today. They've given everything."

  37. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Frustration from the crowd as a United attack breaks down just outside the Chelsea box. 

  38. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Seven minutes for United to find a goal...otherwise it is eight games without a win.

    Wayne Rooney
  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United's third and final change...Phil Jones for Daley Blind.

  40. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Fifth booking of the game...Bastian Schweinsteiger brings down Nemanja Matic.

  41. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Ten minutes of normal time left. A huge roar goes up from the home fans. They're urging their side forward.

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  43. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United are bossing possession. They're pinging the ball around outside Chelsea's penalty area but they can't create an opening. Chelsea's defence is standing firm. 

    Anthony Martial
  44. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Another United change. Juan Mata is replaced by the fresh legs of Memphis Depay. Frustration creeping in at Old Trafford. Thirteen minutes of normal time remaining to get a goal.

  45. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Are United going to score? They have done everything but. Fifteen minutes left.

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  47. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Air kick from Wayne Rooney inside the Chelsea box with only the keeper to beat. It wouldn't have counted. He's offside.

    Wayne Rooney
  48. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard, who has been kicked black and blue, shows his frustration as he fouls Ashley Young and is booked.

  49. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are first to make a change. Ramires replaces Willian before United react by sending on young defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson for Matteo Darmian.

  50. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    I feel sorry for the sponsors who have to name a man of the match. Courtois? De Gea? Martial? Hazard? It definitely won't be Matic after that miss.

    David de Gea
  51. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

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    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Just over 20 minutes remaining. This could go either way. Bore draw this is not. Stand by for a grandstand finish.

    Anthony Martial
  53. Matic lets Man Utd off

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    "For all Manchester United's pressure, there has not been a clearer opportunity than that one Nemanja Matic just had.

    He never gave off any air of confidence that he would score - and what a blow it would have been to United after their dominance. Right in the balance now."

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  55. 'What a miss from Matic!'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "That's a terrible finish from Matic. What a chance! But you have to question United's set up to have allowed him to be sent clean through like that."

    Nemanja Matic
  56. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    No goals but incidents galore. Shortly after Ander Herrera had been denied earlier Willian appeared to handle the ball while attempting a clearance. No penalty awarded.

  57. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    What a miss! Chelsea catch United on the counter and Nemanja Matic is clean through with only David de Gea to beat, but he can't keep his composure and sends the ball high over the bar - a match-winning chance missed.

  58. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    They have hit the woodwork twice and they have been denied by the brilliance of Thibaut Courtois. What on earth do United need to do to put the ball in the net?

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  61. 'Great reaction save'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "It's impossible how that has not gone in! I thought that was 1-0. Somehow the ball goes past the far post! It's a great reaction save but Herrera really should score."

  62. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    How on earth did that stay out? United fans think they have scored after Ander Herrera connects with Anthony Martial's pass in the six-yard area, but Thibaut Courtois makes an outstanding point-blank stop in front of the Stretford End. Astonishing.

    Thibaut Courtois
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  64. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard is such a threat for Chelsea. He's been fouled so many times but it was his pass which set up Pedro earlier.

  65. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea have started this half very well. They spent the first 45 minutes on the back foot but are going for it. 

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    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

  67. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Not one outstanding save but two from David de Gea as Chelsea come firing out of the blocks. The United keeper is at his best to parry Pedro's effort from inside the area before keeping out Cesar Azpilicueta's follow up.

    David de Gea
  68. 'United lack a presence in the box'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "That first half was what you expect from a United side at Old Trafford. The only thing that has let them down is the final third. They don't have a presence in the box."

  69. KICK-OFF

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    For all their good play in the first half, United need a goal. We're back under way.

    Eden Hazard
  70. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Ready to go again? Here come the teams...

  71. Shoot!

    HT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

  72. Post update

    HT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are up to 14th in the 'as it stands' table - three points above the relegation zone. United remain sixth - nine points behind Arsenal who lead Bournemouth 1-0 and are currently top.

  73. Big Ron's verdict

    HT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

  74. 'Chelsea caught cold'

    HT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Manchester United were excellent for the first 30 minutes. They were playing how you would expect a United team to play. Chelsea were caught cold. But if they can tighten their game up on the counter attack they can still get a positive result."

  75. Post update

    HT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    That is one of the best goalless 45 minutes I have seen for a long while. United have come with an all-out attacking approach and have twice been denied by the woodwork after David de Gea produced a world-class save to deny John Terry.

    But United fans, who applaud the team off the pitch, will not be totally happy until they have the lead.

  76. Off the boil at Old Trafford

    HT - Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    "The life has gone out of this game in the last 10 minutes before half-time. Manchester United have just lost a little of the momentum they had while Eden Hazard has just started to show off one or two of his party pieces.

    Lack of goal apart, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will be pretty satisfied with that."

  77. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

  78. 'Martial has Ivanovic's number'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Martial is still United's best outlet in this game. He definitely has the beating of Ivanovic."

    Anthony Martial
  79. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    One minute of added time.

  80. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    I've lost count of how many times Eden Hazard has been fouled. He lets out a yelp after being challenged by Juan Mata.

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  82. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Bastian Schweinsteiger lets fly from outside the area. Hmm..the less said about it the better.

  83. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United fans are happy. How do I know? They're singing Christmas carols.

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  85. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Is this going to finish 11 v 11? The first half has been littered with a string of meaty fouls. Chris Smalling is next into the book as Eden Hazard is once again brought down.

    Chris Smalling
  86. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United are ahead of Chelsea in every stat - except the one that counts. Goals have been hard to come by for Louis van Gaal's side and United fans won't relax until their side is ahead.

    Louis van Gaal
  87. 'Herrera lucky to escape a caution'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "That should be a yellow card for Herrera, he had no intention of tackling or winning the ball. Hazard has gone past him and he has just swung at him. I'm sorry, you can't do that."

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  89. Hiddink tries to change momentum

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    A break in play while Willian is treated following a tackle that earned Morgan Schneiderlin a booking - and Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink took the chance to get down to the technical area and give some advice to his players.

    Chelsea have been comfortably second best so far today. This is a vibrant Manchester United in the first half hour.

    Morgan Schneiderlin
  90. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Apart from John Terry's early header which brought a fine save from David de Gea, Chelsea have hardly troubled United. But the champions get a free kick - and some much needed respite - when Eden Hazard is hacked down by Ander Herrera just outside the United half. It comes to nothing.

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  92. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    This match has plenty of promise with an excellent tempo. The game's second yellow goes to Morgan Schneiderlin after the United midfielder fouls Willian. United fans make their feelings known to referee Martin Atkinson 

    Morgan Schneiderlin is booked
  93. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Terrific long-range effort by Wayne Rooney and an even more impressive save by Thibaut Courtois. Goalless but this is a belter.

  94. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Anthony Martial is a joy to watch tonight. He's running at top speed at Chelsea's defence as he's sent tumbling by John Mikel Obi. A yellow card for the man in blue.

  95. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Where has this United side been hiding? They're playing enterprising, attacking football and have done everything but score.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger
  96. 'United can't sustain this tempo'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "That's the problem when you play such a high tempo, normally around the 30-minute mark you do start to tail off. United need to capitalise on this dominance."

  97. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Anthony Martial goes down inside Chelsea's penalty area after running into the blue brick wall that is Kurt Zouma. Around 72,000 United fans scream for a penalty. Martin Atkinson says no.

  98. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    What is it with Chelsea when they leave London? The champions have not won a league game away from home since 23 August and they are struggling here. Here come United again... 

    Nemanja Matic
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  100. Januzaj looks on at Old Trafford

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    Adnan Januzaj, farmed out on loan to Borussia Dortmund by Louis van Gaal, is watching from Old Trafford's directors' box as Manchester United make a very bright start here.

    Only the woodwork has denied them and they are playing the sort of high-tempo attacking football their fans demand.

  101. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United are playing with a real sense of purpose and desire - ingredients which have been missing for so many of their games this season.

    Juan Mata
  102. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "It's a different United we are witnessing, quicker and with more purpose. It's the sort of thing the fans at Old Trafford want to be seeing.This is more like the Manchester United of old."

  103. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United hit the woodwork AGAIN! Anthony Martial is a box of tricks on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area, before cutting inside and firing past Thibaut Courtois, but the ball rebounds off the post. How much longer will Chelsea hold out?

  104. 'United are all over Chelsea'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "The tempo they are playing at, I don't know how long Manchester United will keep it up for. They are all over Chelsea at the moment. Now they need to make it count."

  105. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    The game has settled after such a lively start. Oscar gives away possession inside his own half but the hosts can't capitalise. Ashley Young, at right-back, and Matteo Darmian, on the left, are causing the visitors problems on the overlap.

  106. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    United have done more in the opening 10 minutes here than they did in 90 at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

    Guus Hiddink
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  108. Lively start at Old Trafford

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    Old Trafford may have been subdued before kick-off but it has come to life in these early minutes after a bright and energetic start from Manchester United.

    Chelsea are not standing back and it took that superb save from United keeper David de Gea to deny John Terry.

    Lively stuff.

    David de Gea saves
  109. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    First on Match Of The Day tonight, Gary?

  110. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Another United chance and Morgan Schneiderlin fires a shot narrowly wide with a first-time effort from outside the area. United are up for this. It's a complete contrast to their start at Stoke on Boxing Day.

  111. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea, all in blue, are attacking the Stretford End. More television replays of David de Gea's save to deny John Terry. It gets better and better.

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  113. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    This is already turning into a Christmas cracker. Both teams might be struggling but both could already have early goals. It's frantic end to end stuff.

  114. 'Chelsea have set up to counter'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "If you look at Chelsea, they have set up for the counter attack. They will think if they can get the the lead they will be good enough to hold on to that."

  115. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Brilliant save by David de Gea to keep out John Terry's header from a corner. The United keeper shows stunning reflexes to stick out a hand and push the ball over. What a start to this game.

  116. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Juan Mata might have been denied by the bar but that effort has got the crowd going.

  117. 'Van Gaal places faith in experience'

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Van Gaal's made a few changes, Darmian coming back is a plus - even if he is playing on his weaker flank - and there's a better balance to the sides. He has a lot of experience out there. He is hoping the senior players can drag the younger players through."

  118. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Huge roar as John Terry concedes an early throw-in. Seconds later Juan Mata hits the crossbar with a thumping effort after a great pass from Wayne Rooney.

    Just the start Louis van Gaal wanted.

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  120. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    Louis van Gaal marches down the touchline returning the applause he receives from many Manchester United fans.

    Will what he writes on that trademark clipboard today amount to a resignation note?

  121. KICK-OFF

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Off we go. A huge 90 minutes ahead for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United.

  122. Fans clap Van Gaal

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Louis van Gaal might be under pressure but he gets a decent reception from the United fans as he makes his way along the touchline to the bench. He waves to fans and they respond with applause.

    However, there are several anti-Van Gaal banners in the crowd.

    Louis van Gaal
  123. Low-key Old Trafford

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at OId Trafford

    "This was the game that has defined Premier League seasons in the recent past - today it might define Louis van Gaal's future as Manchester United manager.

    Chelsea are in limbo under temporary manager Guus Hiddink (again) while his fellow countryman Van Gaal desperately needs a win.

    The Old Trafford DJ is doing his best to rev things up but at the moment the atmosphere reflects the mood of these two teams and sets of supporters - low-key and subdued."

  124. Disgrace or tongue-in-cheek gesture?

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

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  125. Another defeat?

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    The teams are in the tunnel...

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  126. Chelsea drop to 16th

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea started the day 15th in the table but have dropped to 16th - two points above the relegation zone - following the 15:00 GMT games. United are sixth in the table - nine points behind leaders Leicester City.

  127. Grizzly Scholes

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Gary does have a point. Scholes is looking a little grizzly in the BT Sport studio.

  128. No strikers?

    Man Utd v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea do not have a recognised striker in their side. Diego Costa is suspended, Loic Remy is injured so Eden Hazard is expected to lead the forward line.

    Kurt Zouma replaces Gary Cahill, who has a foot injury and in the other change from Boxing Day, John Mikel Obi will play alongside Nemanja Matic in midfield having come on at half-time for Cesc Fabregas against Watford. Fabregas is not involved because of illness.  

    Chelsea line-up
  129. Four Man Utd changes

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    Forward Wayne Rooney returns as captain, in one of four changes made to United's starting line-up by Louis van Gaal. Also back is defender Matteo Darmian and midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, with Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini and Memphis Depay dropping to the bench.

    Man Utd line-up
  130. 'Keep Van Gaal'

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    Former United players Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand are in the BT Sport studio at Old Trafford. Neither think Louis van Gaal should be sacked if United lose today.

    "Performances throughout the season have not been good enough," says Scholes. "I think he should be given the chance to turn it around."

  131. Double Dutch

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    Will Chelsea's interim boss Guus Hiddink get his revenge?

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  132. Fergie's in the building

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    Half an hour to kick-off and Sir Alex Ferguson is here. The former United boss turned up nice and early in a chauffeur-driven car and even managed a smile and a wave to the waiting cameras. Not sure Louis van Gaal is feeling so chirpy.

  133. Van Gaal defiant - for now

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    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    In his programme notes for tonight's meeting with Chelsea at OId Trafford, embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is in defiant mood.

    He writes: "We can turn this situation around. This is Manchester United, a club which is known around the world for never being beaten and I have confidence in the players, the staff and myself that we can do this and begin to once again reward you all."

    Will that be the speech after the game?

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  134. 'Clash of the (failing) Titans'

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    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "In most other years this would be THE game of the Christmas and New Year schedule, but whilst still being a must-see, it might belong better in the Radio Times' drama listings.

    "'Dutch Masters', 'Clash of the (failing) Titans' or 'Louis' Last Stand?' Give it any title you want and see the ratings soar.

    "After his 'second debut' draw against Watford, Guus Hiddink said he hopes his side 'show the same ambition' at Old Trafford.

    "For his own sake, it's to be hoped that Louis van Gaal feels the same way.

    "At Stoke he said United's players 'didn't dare to play our football'. He's got to double-dare them now."

  135. Cheers for Rooney

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    As always, thousands of fans arrived early to greet Manchester United's team coach outside Old Trafford. Biggest cheer by far was reserved for Wayne Rooney while Louis van Gaal, dressed in a smart suit and club tie, did not hang around as he quickly made his way to the dressing room.

  136. Don't look now, Louis

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    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

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    "He's everywhere - but is Jose Mourinho lurking on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's shoulder? Seems these merchandise sellers outside Old Trafford have already decided who will soon be at The Theatre Of Dreams.

  137. Make or break

    Guardian

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    Louis van Gaal's fate hangs on the outcome of today's game, according to the Guardian. The report claims that defeat at Old Trafford is likely to bring the Dutchman's reign to an early end.

  138. Game over?

    Daily Mirror

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    Monday's back pages do not make good reading for Louis van Gaal. The Daily Mirror says he does not know if he can motivate them out of their slump while Jose Mourinho has been offered the Real Madrid job while he waits for United.

  139. Rooney back to rescue LVG?

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    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    Having tried and lost without Wayne Rooney at Stoke City, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal restores his captain to the starting line-up against Chelsea.

    Like his team-mates, Rooney has looked short on spark and inspiration this season. Van Gaal needs him to rediscover it today.

  140. Chelsea team news

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  141. Manchester United team news

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  142. BREAKING TEAM NEWS

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    Captain Wayne Rooney returns to Manchester United's starting line-up. 

  143. Going, going, gone?

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    Jose Mourinho gone. Louis van Gaal on the ropes. Chelsea battling relegation. Manchester United no wins in seven. 

    When the fixture computer churned out this Christmas cracker back in June no-one could have predicted the above. Yet Van Gaal, 19 months into a three-year contract, finds his position under serious threat after a terrible run.

    Mourinho's availability following his Chelsea exit has done nothing to ease the speculation that there could be a managerial change at Old Trafford around the corner.

  144. On the brink?

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    Image caption: Happier times...Louis van Gaal in July 2014

    "This club has big ambitions. I too have big ambitions. Together we will make history," boasted Louis van Gaal when he breezed into Old Trafford on 19 May 2014. Unfortunately for LVG it is the wrong kind of history that is threatening his 588-day reign as Manchester United boss.

    The Dutchman has overseen a run in which United have lost four matches in a row during a single season for the first time since 1961.

    Will United's final game of a trophy-less 2015 be Van Gaal's last in charge? 

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    Image caption: Rock bottom...Van Gaal reacts during United's defeat to Stoke on 26 December
  145. Post update

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