There were few chances although Blues boss, Frank Lampard, will feel his men should have had a first-half penalty when Harry Maguire held down Cesar Azpilicueta as a free-kick was swung into the United’s box.
Edouard Mendy kept Manchester United at bay with a host of top-class saves to deny Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes among others.
Edinson Cavani, who arrived on deadline day, made his debut for United and almost scored with his first touch, diverting Bruno Fernandes’s cross into the side-netting, while Marcus Rashford drew a fine late stop from Edouard Mendy.
It was the first time in 30 matches United had failed to score. With the 0-0 scoreline against Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team stay in 15th, with Chelsea moving up to ninth on the Premier League standings.
Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)
- Manchester United have failed to win any of their first three home games to a league campaign for the first time since the 1972-73 season.
- Chelsea have kept their first Premier League clean sheet outside of London since a goalless draw at Leicester on the final day of the 2018-19 season under Maurizio Sarri.
- Manchester United are without a home league win in five games (D3 L2), their longest run without victory at Old Trafford since February 1990 (6 games).
- There was just one shot on target in the entire second half in this match, with that coming via Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford in stoppage time.
- Edouard Mendy became the first Chelsea goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in both of his first two Premier League games for the club since Petr Cech in August 2004.
- At 33y 253d, Edinson Cavani became Manchester United’s oldest Premier League debutant since Zlatan Ibrahimovic in August 2016 (34y 316d).
Other Saturday Premier League results
- West Ham United 1-1 Manchester City
- Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace
- Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea
- Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United