Sunday’s Manchester derby produced little in the way of ‘best bits’, it’s fair to say, with the two sides contributing to a dour contest which would end, unsurprisingly, in a goalless draw.
Just a day after turning 30, Wayne Rooney must have been feeling the effects of too much cake as he produced a lifeless performance in attack for the hosts.
While both sets of attackers struggled to click, Nicholas Otamendi was superb in defence for the Citizens.
Otamendi’s fellow-countryman Marcos Rojo was also impressive for the Red Devils in a left-back berth.
Neither side even managed a shot on target until late in the second-half, with Jesus Navas testing David De Gea on 81 minutes.
Youngster Jesse Lingard came closest to breaking the deadlock when his right-footed strike came back off the bar.
Chris Smalling than saw his effort saved by Joe Hart.
Ultimately both sides would have to make do with a point, a result which sees City go back to the top of the table, level on points with Arsenal but ahead courtesy of their superior goal difference. Louis van Gaal’s United are fourth, just two points behind.