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Manchester United Drops from League Contenders

Manchester United continue to struggle in front of goal as their winless game continuous. They dropped two points for the third time in four Premier League games with a goalless draw against an under-strength Arsenal side at Emirates Stadium.

Manchester United Winless Run Continues

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani had two clear chances late in the game but blew them all wide. Arsenal fully deserved their point on a bitterly cold night in north London.

The Gunners went closest when Alexandre Lacazette’s clipped free-kick hit the bar after the break while United keeper David de Gea saved well from Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe also threatened to break the deadlock.

De Gea’s counterpart Bernd Leno also distinguished himself with an athletic fingertip save from Fred in the first half. De Gea did well as he made couple of saves too.

United came within inches of winning it in the closing stages when Cavani saw a close-range effort deflected wide off Leno. He also hooked a superb cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka wide with clear chance to score.

Arsenal gave a late debut to new signing Martin Odegaard, he had little impact and the stalemate leaves Manchester United three points behind Manchester City having played a game more.

Arteta’s players have responded well to their last Saturday’s bitterly disappointing FA Cup fourth-round loss at Southampton with a league victory away at Saints followed by this hard-earned point against United.

The Gunners went close to making it two victories since that exit, with Lacazette’s free-kick bouncing to safety off the woodwork as De Gea stood motionless – although that would have been harsh on United.

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United head Coach Ole Gunnnar Solskjaer

Manchester United had plenty of possession but could not find the back of the net. United super man Bruno Fernandes was completely lost in the game after his first-half attempt which went wide.

Solskjaer did not look unduly unhappy as he conducted his post-match interviews but they have lost ground on Manchester City and may feel this was one that got away.

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