Time is running out for the Red Devils to secure Champions League football for next season with tonight’s clash against the Blues a must-win fixture.
In third, Chelsea enjoy a big advantage over the chasing pack and will go ten points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham with five games to go, if they can secure a victory in Manchester.
Christian Pulisic delivered the latest of wins for the capital club last time out as they downed West Ham, their first win at home in over a month.
Chelsea have found matters easier going on the road however and have not lost to United in their last four meetings.
With kick-off at 7.45pm BST, follow Standard Sport’s live blog for all the latest updates including expert analysis from James Robson at the ground…
James Robson at Old Trafford
This game has livened up. First Alonso shows Havertz how it’s done with a sweet finish. Then Ronaldo sends another reminder of his timeless class with an absolutely wonderful strike.
Chelsea will be wondering how this is level. But with Ronaldo on the pitch, anything is possible.
67 mins: A bit of a nervy moment for Matic after he put a foot on James having put the ball out for a corner. A bit of a kerfuffle between the pair as they tumble down the hill but VAR is happy to play on – it was hardly a stamp if anything at all.
65 mins: There has been no massive momentum surge for United since the goal as Chelsea settle back into their rhythm.
That was, however, Ronaldo’s first ever league goal against the Blues.
63 mins: What a couple of minutes..!
First, Chelsea utilise the right wing once again to cross for Alonso, completely free as he arrives into the box to slam home a volley.
Then the Blues are sloppy in their own half and Ronaldo is played in, before firing past Mendy. As you were!
GGOOOOAALLLL! Man United 1-1 Chelsea | Cristiano Ronaldo
62 mins: RONALDO FIRES UNITED BACK LEVEL!
GOOOAAALLLL! Man United 0-1 Chelsea | Marcos Alonso
60 mins: IT’S BEEN COMING! MARCOS ALONSO SCORES!
James Robson at Old Trafford
Chelsea have so much more quality than United, but this has been better from the home side in the second half. Still, no surprise that it’s Chelsea who come closest to scoring again – Mount’s cross begging to be converted by Werner.
You wonder how long before Tuchel makes a change up front. Lukaku to come on and get a winner perhaps?
55 mins: A chance to load the box for United after Azpilicueta commits an awkward handball.
McTominay floats it into touch. If that doesn’t just about sum it up!
53 mins: CHANCE!
Telles rushes out of defence to get a toe on the ball and it actually opens up space for Chelsea in behind, Mount racing free and launching a great ball across the face of the goal.
It beats De Gea, and Werner. Just.
48 mins: United look a threat from a set play before Chelsea produce their best breakaway of the night…
Havertz has Werner to the right and Kante more free down his left, he goes for the Frenchman but it is a weak pass and the ball is snaffled up. Poor again from the striker.