Chelsea played for a draw, says Patrice Evra

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Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra believes Chelsea played for a draw in Monday night's clash at Old Trafford.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho decided to start the match without a recognised striker by opting to play Andre Schurrle as a false number nine.

The Portuguese tactician brought on Fernando Torres with 30 minutes to go, however the striker failed to make any real impact on the match.

Evra, speaking to Sky Sports after the 0-0 draw, said: "We should create more chances is the only thing I can say.

"The positive thing is we didn't concede a goal, Chelsea didn't create any really dangerous chances.

"The way they come to Old Trafford playing without a striker I don't think Mourinho was wanting to win that game, maybe he was looking for a draw.

"We should create more chances to win the game and the night would be perfect."

The Frenchman went on to praise his fellow teammates' stamina levels, by saying: "I can say we look really fit, all the lads did a hard job.

"It was not easy and we keep going until the end because we want to win."

Evra will be hoping his side can put in a similar level of performance when Manchester United face north-west rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The Red Devils will be hoping to close the gap on Chelsea - who currently sit top of the Premier League on seven points having played three games - before the two-week international break.

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