Edinson Cavani nearly scored with his first touch for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men fought out a goalless draw with Chelsea in the pouring rain.
Having lost this season's previous Premier League home matches to Crystal Palace and Tottenham in chastening fashion, the Red Devils were looking to make it third time lucky as their top-four rivals arrived at an empty Old Trafford.
But neither side fully mastered the challenging conditions in the north-west, where substitute Cavani went close to making a dream debut impact that would have compounded Chelsea's exasperation at the lack of video assistant referee intervention.
Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta could not believe Harry Maguire got away with wrestling him to the ground in the box towards the end of a first half in which Edouard Mendy impressively denied Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata after nearly passing into his own net.
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Date, time and venue
Manchester United vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: Manchester United vs Chelsea will be shown live on Sky Sports' Main Event, and is available via Now TV.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James, Rashford
Subs: Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood, Henderson, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner
Subs: Rudiger, Abraham, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Ziyech
Referee: Martin Atkinson
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