Even a late cameo from Wayne Rooney wasn’t enough to break the deadlock at Old Trafford Manchester United spluttered to an eighth Premier League draw at home this season to further dent their fading hopes of a top-four finish.
Jose Mourinho’s side were utterly dominant but came up against a resolute West Brom side whose keeper, former United star Ben Foster, made two outstanding second-half saves to deny them the win.
United have now dropped a remarkable 19 points at home in the league this season, eight draws and a defeat to Manch City undermining their hopes of making the top-four and an immediate return to the Champions League.
Here are five things we learned from today’s stalemate at Old Trafford. Henrikh Mkhitaryan misses a chance 1. United miss Ibrahimovic leading attack
In the 25 minute, after a patient build-up, Jesse Lingard rolled a dangerous ball across West Brom’s six-yard box, a dream delivery for a goal poacher. Yet there was no-one in the danger area to turn the ball in with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all failing to read the delivery.[…]