Manchester United were frustrated by Crystal Palace as they drew 0-0 in a drab game at Selhurst Park on Wednesday.
It was the third straight game the Red Devils have failed to score, or concede, in what was a lacklustre performance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Solskjaer started Dean Henderson in goal with first-choice David De Gea not part of the squad at Selhurst Park.
Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani were also included from the off while Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay and Daniel James had to settle for a spot on the bench after the 0-0 draw at Chelsea while Anthony Martial was not in the squad.
After a bright start from the hosts, it was Solskjaer’s men who dominated but Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood failed to make the best of good opportunities to ensure it was goalless at the break.
Vicente Guaita was forced into a good save by Nemanja Matic as the first half ended goalless.
The second half continued in the same vein with neither side able to create many clear cut opportunities.
As United struggled to break down Palace in the second half they got noticeably more frustrated with captain Harry Maguire screaming at Marcus Rashford to ‘stay f****** onside’.
Mason Greenwood had an effort from outside the box whistled past the top corner with ten minutes to go but Guaita was rarely troubled.
Late on, Palace full-back Patrick Van Aanholt was played through but Henderson ensured it finished goalless with a crucial save.
It is now the third game in a row the Red Devils have drawn 0-0 following their draws to Real Sociedad and Chelsea.
It leaves them 14 points behind leaders Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s derby at the Etihad, with Solskjaer’s men now without a goal in 285 minutes.