After the 1-1 draw, in which United took the lead through Jadon Sancho, there could be an argument to be made that they dropped two points given how the rest of the game played out.
Caretaker manager Michael Carrick said after the final whistle that he was ‘proud’ of the players and the performance.
But those comments did not go down well with former United captain and now Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.
Sancho shines, Fernandes flops
Nobody expected United to get anything from the game against Chelsea, given how the Premier League leaders have been playing recently.
Though United were made to weather the storm in the opening 45 minutes, they took the lead after the break and were kept in it by some excellent saves from David de Gea throughout.
Sancho continued his recent form and made it two goals in two games this week, though it was an afternoon to forget for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes.