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The game between Manchester United and Chelsea was a tightly contested one, but the scoreline suggests otherwise.
Chelsea started the game the better of the two sides and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked even worried on the sideline. However, a Kurt Zouma error in the 18th minute enabled Marcus Rashford to score from the spot which changed the dynamics of the game.
Despite Chelsea’s superior ball possession and chances created, the Blues lost 4-0 with Chelsea hitting the woodwork twice.
Manchester United’s defensive record signing Harry Maguire revealed after the game that United were lucky in the first half.
He said: “It’s a great start for myself and the team. We rode our luck a bit in the first half but in the second half we were a lot better and I think we thoroughly deserved the three points.”
He also pointed out that he kept telling his teammates to keep a clean sheet even when they were 3-0 and 4-0 up.
He went on: “I was reiterating on the pitch even at 3-0 and 4-0 that we wanted a clean sheet. We have to make this place a fortress and a hard place to come and score.
“It is the first game at Old Trafford so I think there were nerves. We gave the ball away in dangerous areas.
“We moved it nicely second half and our front three are so dangerous on the break. We knew there were only two clean sheets last year here. We need to make it a fortress.
“I felt good. I’ve only had three or four days with the lads. I am going to get fitter and better.”