A much-anticipated clash between Leeds and Manchester United at Elland Road ended in a disappointing goalless draw on Sunday.
The first Premier League derby between Manchester United and Leeds United at Elland Road in more than 17 years proved a disappointment as the two sides played out a goalless draw.
In the midst of the Super League controversy, a plane carrying a slogan against United’s owners, the American Glazer family, flew over the stadium before kick-off.
However, there was not much to talk about on the pitch.
The result, in stark contrast with the thrilling 6-2 at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture earlier this season, means Manchester City are now just two wins from claiming the Premier League title.
There were few chances at Elland Road in what was a physical clash, the visitors going closest to scoring through a dipping free-kick from Marcus Rashford just before half-time which was tipped over by Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.
As always, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds were energetic and determined but they too struggled to create openings, with their best effort a deflected Helder Costa shot which flew just over the bar.
Marcus Rashford came close via a free-kick in the first half but Meslier was equal to the task.
In the end, it was a disappointing result and far from the attacking spectacle a number of supporters and neutrals alike were hoping to see.
Leeds: Meslier (8), Struijk (7), Ayling (5), Llorente (7), Alioski (6), Phillips (5), Roberts (6), Dallas (5), Costa (6), Harrison (6), Bamford (6)
Manchester United: Henderson (6), Shaw (6), Maguire (7), Lindelof (7), Wan-Bissaka (6), Fred (5), McTominay (6), Greenwood (6), Fernandes (6), James(7), Rashford (6)
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