Manchester United 0-0 — 0
Newcastle 0-0 — 0
Manchester United delivered arguably their best performance of the young season, but Newcastle goalie Tim Krul was in excellent form and helped the Magpies earn a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Red Devils had 20 shot attempts in the match, but none went in the back of the net. Wayne Rooney had an early goal disallowed for offside, and Newcastle had a chance at the end to steal all three points.
The clean sheet was the third in three EPL matches for Manchester United in 2015/16.
Check below for stats and highlights of the match.
Manchester United: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Januzaj, Memphis, Rooney.
Newcastle: Krul, Coloccini, Haidara, Mbemba, Taylor, Anita, Colback, Obertan, Perez, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic.
Shots (On Goal): Manchester United 20 (8 on goal); Newcastle 7 (0 on goal)
Tackles: Manchester United 17, Newcastle 19
Fouls: Manchester United 15, Newcastle 11
Possession: Manchester United 70%, Newcastle 30%
Cards: Manchester United: Matteo Darmian (19′), Luke Shaw (70′); Newcastle: Massadio Haidara (20′), Gabriel Obertan (57′)
Wayne Rooney Had a Goal Disallowed for Offside in the 4th Minute
Manchester United had a great chance to grab an early lead, but a mistake from the referee may have proved costly. Rooney was wrongfully judged to be offside, and his finish was for naught.
Newcastle Hit the Crossbar Midway Through the 1st Half
Newcastle almost grabbed the lead completely against the run of play, but Aleksandar Mitrovic’s shot hit the crossbar and bounced clear.
Tim Krul Made This Save on Javier Hernandez
Man of the Match Tim Krul made himself big and cut down the angle on Manchester United substitute Javier Hernandez, who had little choice but to fire it straight at the keeper.
Newcastle Almost Snatched a Winner in the Final Minutes
On a counter attack following yet another Manchester United chance, Newcastle had a 3-on-2. New signing Florian Thauvin reached out for Papiss Cisse’s cross, but couldn’t make contact.
Preview: Manchester United & Newcastle Meet at Old Trafford
Newcastle hope to avoid a fourth straight defeat to Manchester United when they pay a visit to Old Trafford on Saturday. New signing Florian Thauvin has been dubbed the next great French winger, and may go straight into the squad for the match.
Manchester United has used an improved defensive effort to win all three of their matches this season, conceding just one goal in 270 minutes of soccer. Chris Smalling has been at the heart of the uptick; the 25-year-old is beginning to realize his massive potential.
Manchester United leads the all-time series 83-41 with 37 draws.
Bastian Schweinsteiger may get his first start for Manchester United after coming off the bench in the opening three contests.
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