Evra names Man Utd and Chelsea's best players during Old Trafford stalemate

Patrice Evra has named Manchester United and Chelsea’s best players during the Premier League stalemate at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard’s teams played out a drab draw in the Manchester rain on Saturday evening in a game of few chances.

The goalless draw sees Chelsea move to fifth in the Premier League, while Manchester United are down in 15th.

Evra was disappointed with the lack of quality on show at the Theatre of Dreams but picked out Victor Lindelof and Thiago Silva as the ‘best player’ on each team.

‘Of course it was a boring game,’ the former Manchester United defender told Sky Sports. ‘I didn’t see seven good passes in a row.

‘The players were playing with a safety jacket on and I don’t like that. I want entertainment. I want players to play without fear.

‘The best player for Chelsea was Thiago Silva and the best player for Manchester United was Victor Lindelof. It wasn’t enough from both teams.

‘[Chelsea goalkeeper] Mendy had a great game too but I think Thiago Silva was the boss in the defence.

‘Mendy made some good saves but I’m not surprised with a draw. They were both too cautious.’

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, meanwhile, admitted the Blues ‘could have done more’ to produce a result at Old Trafford.

‘I have the feeling we could have done more,’ he said. ‘We found spaces but we didn’t create the last pass or pick the right pass or make the right decisions.

‘We defended solid and they have at the end one save by Edouard [Mendy] and in the first half one mistake by us, but we could do more.

‘For moments we had spells. In the first half we controlled better but in the second half sometimes we rushed it and didn’t move the ball good enough.

‘We lost possession too easily which meant we lost some control but we showed solidity and it was a great effort from everybody. Obviously we want more.’

Manchester United face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Chelsea travel to Krasnodar on the same night.

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