MANCHESTER, England – Manchester United stuttered to 0-0 at home against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday when Jose Mourinho's side fell further behind the first team.
Boos welcomed the final whistle at Old Trafford, like a sluggish home side's performance against a team without a league win for 10 weeks.
Palace threatened to leave the stadium with all three points for the first time since 1989, but had to settle for one point because United failed to get the much-needed victory to start the campaign.
Mourinho's side are 14 points behind first-place Manchester City and, perhaps more worrying, let go of a big opportunity to reduce the gap to the top four.
Wilfried Zaha tortured United, his former club, and Cheikhou Kouyate had a goal ruled out for offside in the afternoon when Patrick Van Aanholt and Andros Townsend threw away a golden opportunity for Palace.
Chris Smalling missed his own golden opportunity and Romelu Lukaku saw the goal disallowed for offside, but it was not a performance that satisfied Old Trafford fans. Substitute Paul Pogba was warmly welcomed and groans turned into loud scorn at full time.
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