Mendy pulled off two superb saves to earn the away point.
Kante said, "We were indebted to Edouard Mendy for a pair of superb stops that denied Marcus Rashford a goal in the latter stages of each half, and Kante was delighted to see his new team-mate make such a positive contribution between the posts.
"He made some decisive saves. He helped us keep the clean sheet. It's good for him, for his confidence, and good for the team.
"I hope he can keep going in this way and continue not conceding any goals."