Manchester United draw again in West Brom stalemate

Manchester United were held to a goalless draw at home with West Brom as they lost ground on their top four rivals.

Tony Pulis set his side up to frustrate United and that’s exactly what they did, getting plenty of men behind the ball and limiting the hosts to very few chances.

It took 67 minutes for either side to have a shot on target, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan seeing a chipped effort saved when he was through on-on-one, while Marcus Rashford later forced a pair of stunning saves with efforts from range.

However despite all of the home side’s possession it was actually West Brom who came closest to scoring when David De Gea spilled Darren Fletcher’s shot onto the crossbar five minutes from time.

The point leaves Manchester United fifth, four points behind neighbours City and six off Liverpool, who have played two games more. West Brom remain eighth.