Manchester United played well for the first time in ages… and still couldn’t score

The most shocking part of Chelsea’s trip to Manchester United certainly wasn’t the scoreline.

Given how both teams lined-up and how both teams have struggled so badly for goals this season, it was almost inevitable that the game would end in a scoreless draw.

But what was shocking was how Manchester United came out fighting and played some flowing, attacking football. Both goalkeepers were busy, and the game could have finished as a high-scoring draw, even if it did finish 0-0.

United have David de Gea to thank for keeping them in it, yet they probably have Wayne Rooney to blame for a late miss that could have won them all three points.

It was a mixed day for United, but probably one that strengthens their manager’s hand if only for the time being. If it’s not the results but the style of play that has him under pressure, then this game should help. Yet United still have no win in seven, and another 0-0 does nothing to help those kinds of stats.

Article title: Manchester United played well for the first time in ages… and still couldn’t score

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