Indeed, Stamford Bridge hosted a contest between two badly underperforming teams - but who both showed periods of resurgence during a 1-1 draw.
United have been awful this season but played well throughout against the Blues. And yet they were left disappointed as Chelsea, who have taken being awful to a new level so far this term, finished like the team we know they can be.
Jesse Lingard netted a wonderstrike to give Manchester United the lead but Diego Costa left Chelsea fans delighted with a late equaliser (while he also had a chance to give Guus Hiddink's side a 2-1 win).
Chelsea fans, however, weren't completely happy - understandably so. And they singled two players out for criticism after the United draw.
Oscar was one. Some fans thought he was better than usual against Louis van Gaal's men but plenty were left ultimately questioning what he brings to the party for the west London side.
The verdict was unanimous on Nemanja Matic, though...
Past three games sum up Oscar. At times, he's brilliant. Others, he's anonymous. His form is patchier than his facial hair. #CFC— Trevor (@PP_Chelsea) February 7, 2016
Crazy how irrelevant Eden Hazard has become at Chelsea!Oscar needs to leave, no use having a giy who only scores vs lower league teams #CFC— MilanOpieWinston (@RealDeviation2) February 7, 2016
Would have Mata back over Oscar in a heart beat. #cfc— DJ MightyMike (@DJMightyMike) February 7, 2016
Pedro Oscar should be kept far far away from the starting lineup..Kennedy will do much much better than whatever Pedro tries to do..#CFC— Mandar_gunde (@_AzpilicuetaFan) February 7, 2016
Mikel is the player some Chelsea fans think Matic is...... Mikel actually got better when Matic left... A note for the manager there #cfc— #MR FLEMZEEY CFC (@_flemzeey) February 7, 2016
It's high time Hiddink realise the combo of Mikel - Matic doesn't work. He should stick to Mikel - Fabregas combo . #CFC— Rose (@Roseangel009) February 7, 2016
just when I thought matic was getting back that second half performance brought me back to reality #cfc— Thomas K Joseph (@thomaskjoseph) February 7, 2016
Enough benching Hazard, Guus we no longer need Matic on the field #CFC— The Great Dinka (@dinkathegreat) February 7, 2016