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3 talking points from a stalemate between Chelsea and Manchester United

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JAMES REPAYS THE FAITH VESTED IN HIM BY THE MANAGER

Daniel James, who scored on his Manchester United debut against Chelsea has fallen behind in the pecking order at Old Trafford. The Welshman found himself on the bench for majority of the last season and during the initial stages of the 2020-21 season. However, it seems that after his magnificent performances in February, Daniel James has reinforced the trust of Solskjaer.

The United boss decided to start the right winger ahead of Anthony Martial in such a crucial encounter against Chelsea. This speaks volumes about how hard he has worked to put himself back in the lineup. More importantly, James was out there on the pitch for the full 90 minutes, putting on his afterburners even in the late stages of the match.

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HISTORY CREATED IN A GOAL-LESS DRAW AT OLD TRAFFORD

The two heavyweights of English football have treated their fans to some classics over the past years. Be it the drubbing Conte’s man dished out to Manchester United in 2016, where the Red Devils were beaten 4-0 or the classic 3-3 draw the two sides played out in 2011 at the same venue.

However, this year, both sides played out two stalemates, which is certainly not what the fans wanted to see. With the goalless draw on Sunday, it was the first time since the 1921-22 campaign that the two sides had played out two stalemates in the same campaign.