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CHE vs MUN: Sancho shines, Carricks' tactical mastery, the Ronaldo factor, and the player ratings

Chelsea, the league leaders, needed a penalty to make a comeback against struggling Manchester United, who came to Stamford Bridge with just one win in seven games. 

As expected, Chelsea dominated the first half, and as the second half began, they were attempting to maintain their dominance when Jorginho made a costly error, feeding the ball to Sancho, who made a brilliant run and found the back of the net in the 50th minute. United held on to their lead for 19 minutes before Wan Bi Saka struck Thiago Silva at the back of his foot while attempting to clear the ball from Manchester United's box, giving Chelsea a penalty that Jorginho converted to redeem himself.

From a Manchester United perspective, the three things we learned are that they are more compact without Ronaldo but toothless upfront without him, leaving them with a difficult decision to make ahead of the Arsenal game this Thursday. We also learned that De Gea is a world-class goalkeeper who is only getting better, so Dean Henderson may be forced to relocate in order to save his promising career. The final key takeaway from the game is that Michael Carrick is ready to take the next step as a coach, and if he does not stay on as an assistant under Rangnick, he will have laid the groundwork for Rangnick to build on. Here are the match ratings for Manchester United's players.

David De Gea – 7

Victor Lindelof – 6

Eric Bailly – 7

Alex Telles – 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

Fred – 6

Bruno Fernandes – 6

Nemanja Matic – 7

Scott McTominay – 5

Marcus Rashford – 7

Jadon Sancho – 7

Substitutes:

Cristiano Ronaldo – 7

Jesse Lingard – 6

Donny van de Beek – 6

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