Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 17th goal of the Premier League season to rescue a point for Manchester United in their home tie against Chelsea.

Ronaldo, who has now scored United’s last five goals, found the net just two minutes after Chelsea had taken a deserved 60th-minute lead through Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea were made to pay for not missing a host of chances despite controlling the game for the majority of the 90 minutes.

The Londoners were especially dominant in the first half but failed to translate dominance into goals with Kai Havertz the guilty party in front of the goal.

The German international wasted two great chances when through on goal shooting wide of the near post to miss the first one and then firing his second effort straight at De Gea.

Havertz then headed another ball straight at De Gea from six yards out after being set up by Reece James to cap off a bad night.

Chelsea, however, managed to break the deadlock at the hour mark.

A Reece James cross from the right found Timo Werner who flicked on and a galloping Alonso volleyed expertly into the far corner to give the visitors a deserved lead.

But just two minutes later, Ronaldo did what Ronaldo does best.

Ngolo Kante’s carelessness in his own half allowed Nemanja Matic to set up Ronaldo who applied a patented finish from close range to draw the host’s level despite offering any threat for the first hour.

It was the first goal the Portuguese had scored in 12 league appearances against Chelsea.

His 17th goal in the league this season trails only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, a remarkable feat for the 37-year-old.

Chelsea still had one last chance to seal all three points but James’ effort cannoned off the outside of the post to ensure the spoils were shared in Manchester.

The result, though, does no favors to either side in terms of Premier League standings.

Chelsea remains a comfortable third, six points clear of Arsenal in fourth and eight points above fifth-placed Tottenham.

United stay a further three points back in sixth, having played two games more than the sides above them.

With only a handful of games to go, Champions League football remains a longshot for United who will be hoping their new manager can overturn their fortunes in the next season.