DAVID DE GEA: Mostly tested from long-range shots he had no problem dealing with. 7.
PATRICE EVRA: Galloped forward more often after the break but best work defensive. 7.
PHIL JONES: Hurt his back when he tumbled over Ashley Cole but recovered and did well. 6.
RIO FERDINAND: Set a poser as Chelsea started with a false nine but coped easily and ensured the visitors never really looked like scoring. 7.
WAYNE ROONEY: Looked most inventive United player without finding killer ball. Cheered by both sets of fans and brought good save out of Petr Cech. 8.
NEMANJA VIDIC: Solid defensive effort, which is what United needed from their captain. 7.
MICHAEL CARRICK: Passed the ball with trademark accuracy but game was very quick so did not really stamp authority on it. 7.
DANNY WELBECK: Started brightly but struggled as first-half went on. Wasted good chance before replaced. 6.
ROBIN VAN PERSIE: Limited openings. Sent one header over and fired another shot wide. 6.
TOM CLEVERLEY: Drilled a shot over bar from edge of area and kept United ticking over in midfield. 7.
ANTONIO VALENCIA: Lucky to get away with late challenge on Oscar and did not really do enough going forward. 6.
ASHLEY YOUNG (for Valencia, 65): Did not add anything significant to United's cause. 6.
RYAN GIGGS (for Welbeck, 78): Tried to influence proceedings from the left flank but could not make an impact. 6.
PETR CECH: Rarely called into action on a night of limited incident but was alert when he was. 6.
BRANISLAV IVANOVIC: Had a few moments of uncertainty in the early stages but generally sound. 6.
GARY CAHILL: Showed good positional sense through and looked strong alongside the impressive Terry. 7.
JOHN TERRY: Still a brilliant reader of the game and defender, as commanding and certain as at his best. 9.
ASHLEY COLE: Below his usual high standards and caught out by Robin van Persie early on, his penalty appeal was also questionable. 6.
RAMIRES: Caught in possession in first half as Van Persie threatened and unable to influence proceedings. 6.
FRANK LAMPARD: Showed some authority in possession but was overshadowed by United's midfield duo of Carrick and Cleverley. 6.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE: Blazed one chance well over early in the game and did not figure prominently before leaving the action on the hour. 5.
OSCAR: Chelsea's most creative player, often in the right place to add substance to attacks and even broke up some United possession, but he was well marshalled. 7.
EDEN HAZARD: Appeared to lack the dynamism Chelsea hoped he might provide but he did not get much opportunity. 6.
ANDRE SCHURRLE: An often isolated figure who struggled to make an impression either up front or out wide. 6.
FERNANDO TORRES (for De Bruyne, 60): Showed immediate determination to make an impression but had no more joy than anyone else. 5.
JOHN OBI MIKEL (for Schurrle, 87): No time to make an impression.
CESAR AZPILICUETA (for Hazard, 90): Introduced late on with time almost up.