David de Gea – 3/10
How long before the Spaniard pays for these alarming lapses with his place in the team? Partly at fault for the first goal and guilty of an absolute howler for the second.
Victor Lindelof – 4/10
A reminder as to why Solskjaer is in the market for a centre-half. Showed a lack of pace and physicality, and suspect positioning, as Giroud ran across him far too easily.
Eric Bailly – 5/10
Required lengthy treatment before being taken off on a stretcher after a second head clash in three minutes. Remains far too rash.
Harry Maguire – 5/10
Took a nasty whack to the head from Bailly and must have been wondering if he was still dazed and confused as the defence fell apart around him. Own goal at the end on a day to forget.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 4/10
Looked like the volume of games had caught up with him. Uncomfortable on the ball when pressed, Alonso got in behind too often, and susceptible to deep crosses from Chelsea’s right.
Fred – 4/10
Completely off the pace. Turned the ball over too cheaply and spent most of his time chasing shadows. His substitution was almost merciful.
Nemanja Matic – 4/10
The Serb has provided an important protective screen in recent weeks but looked like he was running through treacle at times in this game.
Brandon Williams – 4/10
A sloppy pass was intercepted by Mount for Chelsea’s second goal and struggled throughout against the wiliness of Willian.
Bruno Fernandes – 6/10
Scored a late penalty but probably the Portugal playmaker’s quietest performance since arriving. United struggled to get him on the ball and the system change did not help.
Daniel James – 5/10
Anonymous, starved of service and hooked early in the second half. The Wales forward has been effective in this system before but not here.
Marcus Rashford – 5/10
This must have been a shock to the system for the England striker after the recent free-scoring weeks. Horribly isolated for most of the game.
Substitutes: Anthony Martial for Bailly, 45, 6; Paul Pogba for Fred, 55, 6; Mason Greenwood for James, 56, 5; Timothy Fosu-Mensah for Wan-Bissaka, 79, 5; Odion Ighalo for Rashford, 79, 5.
Willy Caballero – 6/10
Preferred to Kepa, it was hard to remember Chelsea’s stand-in goalkeeper having anything to do until he picked Fernandes’ penalty out of the net.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 8/10
A classy showing from Chelsea’s captain. As impressive going forward as he was defensively. Delivered the cross for the first goal.
Antonio Rudiger – 7/10
James got no change out of the German, who probably could not have believed how easily Chelsea subdued United going forward.
Kurt Zouma – 7/10
Chelsea’s defence is their weak spot but United never got a chance to test it. A straight-forward afternoon for the France centre-half.
Reece James – 8/10
Hounded Williams into making a mistake for the second goal. Does not get the headlines like some but the England Under-21 right back is a big talent in the making.
Jorginho – 8/10
Gave Chelsea control and balance in midfield and, along with Kovacic, ensured Fernandes was never able to find his rhythm.
Mateo Kovacic – 9/10
The game’s dominant midfielder. Manoeuvred the ball well in tight areas, snuffed out Fernandes, and led by example with his work rate and intensity.
Marcos Alonso – 8/10
Pressed high up the field and dovetailed well with Mount down the left. Wan-Bissaka looked uncomfortable throughout. Produced cross for the third goal.
Willian – 8/10
No wonder Lampard hopes the Brazilian will sign a new contract. One of the league’s outstanding performers since lockdown. He would be some free transfer.
Olivier Giroud – 8/10
Why is he so unfashionable? Bullied United’s back three and good run and movement for his goal. Loves the FA Cup.
Mason Mount – 9/10
Probably Chelsea’s stand-out performer with Kovacic. Got a little lucky with his goal but he earned that good fortune. Pressed brilliantly and excellent on the ball.
Substitutes: Callum Hudson-Odoi for Willian, 80, 5; Tammy Abraham for Giroud, 80, 6; Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Kovacic, 86, 6; Pedro for Mount, 90, 6.
Source: The Telegraph