Wayne Rooney sizzles, while Man United, Chelsea fizzle in blockbuster Premier League match

National Post | Sports

MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney’s headline-grabbing presence couldn’t inspire Manchester United to victory in David Moyes’ first home game in charge as Chelsea ground out a 0-0 draw Monday in the Premier League’s first blockbuster match of the season.

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Rooney, the subject of two bids from Chelsea over the summer, played the full 90 minutes in his first start of this season and was one of the few standout performers in a disappointing match at Old Trafford that failed to live up to its billing.

Chelsea played with no recognized striker for 60 minutes and barely threatened, although a draw keeps the team unbeaten after three matches in Jose Mourinho’s second spell and top of the early standings on seven points.

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