Moyes: We gave it a go
Manchester United manager David Moyes claimed if any side was going to win their goalless stalemate with Chelsea it would have been his.
In a game of few clear-cut chances, Wayne Rooney came as close as anyone with a long-range effort that brought a decent save out of Petr Cech.
Danny Welbeck screwed a decent headed opportunity wide in the second half, while Tom Cleverley had a penalty appeal turned down after his shot crashed into Frank Lampard.
"If anybody created the chances it was us," said Moyes.
"I picked an attacking team that was trying to score. We had boys who score goals and gave it a go.
"Maybe we lacked a real good pass through or a really top cross that might just have made the difference or it might have been an individual moment of brilliance that we have seen in the past."
And whilst most observers felt Lampard would have been exceptionally unfortunate to concede a spot-kick, Moyes felt his side had a genuine claim.
"There was a shout for a penalty," said Moyes.
"The referee had a good game but just afterwards he gave handball against Oscar for a lesser handball in the middle of the pitch.
"We could do with having it defined what is going to be given as a handball."
After securing a victory at Swansea on the opening weekend, the result was satisfactory for United given they have a trip to Liverpool looming on Sunday.
The same can also be said of Chelsea, who won their opening two home games and face Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the Super Cup in Prague on Friday.
"It is a fair point," said Mourinho.
"Nobody deserved to lose, nobody was better than the opponent to deserve a clear victory.
"But for us, after two home victories, to come to the champions and get a point is fine.
"I played here with four kids under 22 in attack. It is the first time they play at Old Trafford, against the champions, against Ferdinand and Vidic and Evra. So the result is positive."
Mourinho opted to start without a recognised striker, introducing Fernando Torres off the bench after half-time.
It seems a strange way to treat someone who cost the club £50million, although evidently the Chelsea manager is not too worried by the figures.
"He scored the goal that won the Europa League. That means some millions. He scored the goal against Everton that put Chelsea in the Champions League. That also means some millions," said Mourinho.
"It is not really £50million, maybe it is twenty and a half.
"He is doing his job. Today he did it again."