ManUnited 0-0 Soton:Devils stay in hell, fail to make heaven - FCNaija
EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 30/12/2017
Manchester United drew for the third time this festive period as they were forced to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford by Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s side failed to get maximum points as it marked yet another miserable day in the office for the Portuguese and his charges.Going into the game, United knew they had to win else, they surrender second place to Chelsea, who had earlier beaten Stoke. And it looked like it was going to script when in the eighth minute, a precise cross into the box found Romelu Lukaku, whose header floated just over the bar. That was a good chance.But the early exchanges didn’t just see the Red Devils with a chance, as Southampton also went close four minutes later, as a pass traveled right across the box to James Ward-Prowse and gave him a sight of goal. He tried to beat the keeper in the bottom right corner, but David de Gea denied him with a decent save.However, less than a minute later, Mourinho was forced into a substitution after Lukaku picked up a head injury and had to be replaced, with Marcus Rashford replacing the Belgian.