A hard thought victory brings a vital 3pts for Manchester United as they close the gap at the top of the table. It was always going to be a tough game for United and Sir Alex Ferguson will be relieved that they have come through arguably their toughest test of the season, thus far, with maximum points.
United edged the proceedings early on and although the visitors did enjoy periods of possession throughout, they lacked the cutting edge in the final third making life relatively easy for both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. Carrick and Fletcher kept control of the midfield, while Nani continually caused problems from the flanks. Sir Alex mentioned in his programme notes that Chelsea were now the benchmark for the rest of the rest Premier League; mind games perhaps, but United certainly performed like Champions by grinding out this result against arguably one of the best teams in the country.
So how do Manchester United fans feel about their performance today and who do you think deserves the man of the match award this evening?