Man Utd 0-0 Watford: Player ratings as wasteful Red Devils frustrated by Hornets

Man Utd 0-0 Watford: Player ratings as wasteful Red Devils frustrated by Hornets

Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by Watford at Old Trafford in the Premier League and will see it as two points dropped after dominating the game from whistle to whistle and racking up 22 shots without finding the net. For Watford, it is a vital point their fight for survival.

The reverse of this fixture back in November, which Watford won 4-1, was the final nail in the coffin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This time, Ralf Rangnick’s United started brightly and went close to scoring very early when Cristiano Ronaldo struck the inside of the post.

Ronaldo had the ball in the net 15 minutes in, only to be denied by an offside flag, while Anthony Elanga started brightly, and Bruno Fernandes had two outstanding chances in the first quarter of the game – one that forced an excellent Ben Foster save and another he directed wide.

When the superb Elanga put Ronaldo through, Old Trafford held its breath expecting the net to ripple. But the 37-year-old was forced wide by Foster and his cross into the middle was headed over by Fernandes, who could easily have had a hat-trick inside the opening half hour alone.

Alex Telles flashed a free-kick just wide and there were penalty claims when Elanga went down under the challenge of Craig Cathcart, one of four Watford starters facing their former club, but it remained goal-less at half-time.

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