Milestone man Petr Cech admitted he was content to leave Old Trafford with a point after keeping his 200th clean sheet as a Chelsea goalkeeper.
Cech was only rarely tested by Manchester United’s potent attack, making a second-half save from Wayne Rooney to ensure we preserved our unbeaten start to the season.
‘It is early and nobody wanted to lose the game,’ said the 31-year-old. ‘We came to win the game, but to be fair to them they played at home and played well, and as the game progressed we were getting better. In the second half we looked like we could nick the winning goal but in the end the draw is a fair result.
‘Away at Old Trafford, it’s a good point. Three would have been much better but we think it’s a fair result and we’re happy with that. They had a few shots and we had a few shots but not really big chances.
‘In the last 20 minutes we had some good spells with possession of the ball in positions where I thought we might get something out of it, but we can take 0-0.’
On his clean sheets record, which is now just eight behind Peter Bonetti’s longstanding club record, Cech added: ‘It’s a great milestone to get, as well away at Old Trafford to get the 200th I am pleased with that, and I am pleased overall with what I have done here.’
As he searches for a fourth Premier League winner’s medal, Cech believes we have made a good start under the returning Jose Mourinho.
‘We had so much success with him and now obviously he is back we hope to repeat the past to get even better this time,’ said the Czech.
‘We have had two games at home, got maximum points and a point away at Old Trafford so we can say it’s a positive start for us. Now we have a bug game in the Super Cup and we can concentrate on that.’
Cech also spoke to Chelsea TV, and you can see that video interview in full with an online subscription now.