Gary Neville names 30-year-old as the difference between Chelsea and Man United

The Man United legend believes Cesc Fabregas was Chelsea's key man at Stamford Bridge on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has named Cesc Fabregas as “the difference” between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

The Spain international proved an influential figure in the middle of the park as Chelsea trio Tiemoue Bakayoko, N’Golo Kante and Fabregas managed to get the better of their Manchester United rivals.

The 30-year-old has struggled in recent weeks in the absence of France international Kante after the former Leicester City midfielder suffered a hamstring problem during October’s international break.

Fabregas was named the man of the match after the Spanish midfielder touched the ball 91 times in an influential performance for the defending Premier League champions.

His compatriot Alvaro Morata scored a second-half winner to secure a close-fought 1-0 win against their title rivals Manchester United in west London.

Former Manchester United defender Neville named Fabregas as the difference in the Premier League clash between the two title contenders at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

“For me, Fabregas was the man of the match because he got control of the game and that was the difference for me,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Chelsea’s midfield gripped this game. I don’t feel Manchester United’s midfield did.”

Fabregas moved to Chelsea in a £28m deal from La Liga giants Barcelona in the 2014 summer transfer window.

The Spanish midfielder has won the title in two of his three seasons at Stamford Bridge since his big-money move.

The Blues star has also got his hands on the League Cup.

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