Manchester derby ended in a misleading 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.
The match failed to raise up to the expectation as Manchester United’s reversed penalty was the only highlight of the match. In the 48th minute, when Kyle Walker kicked Marcus Rashford’s foot in the box. United was awarded a penalty kick, but the decision was over-ruled. VAR noticed that the United striker was in an offside position.
Due to COVID-19 constraints, the excitement and enthusiasm of the Manchester derby were lacking. With no fans inside a cold Old Trafford. Up until the punishment incident, City had created the best chance. A Riyad Mahrez shot saved by David De Gea in the 35th minute with Kevin De Bruyne unable to capitalize on the loose ball.
United’s best chance came in the 54th, but Rashford stumbled as he fired harmlessly wide. And their first goal effort did not come until the 88th, a harmless attempt straight at City keeper Ederson from Fernandes.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to prevent the kind of outcome that would have raised serious questions about his job after their Champions League exit at the hands of RB Leipzig on Tuesday. And United would probably be the happier of the two teams.
After 11 matches, the result left United in the seventh position on 20 points, with City a point behind in eighth. Tottenham play at Crystal Palace and Fulham respectively on Sunday and have 24 points out of 11 matches.