Man United Fail to Close Gap on Rivals Man City After Disappointing Draw vs Leeds United at Elland Road
- Leeds United forced Man United to drop points at Elland Road this weekend
- Both teams ended up playing a goalless draw after the regulation period
- The result leaves the Red Devils to 10 points behind leaders Man City with just five matches left to end the season
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will now shift their focus to the upcoming first leg of their Europa League semi-final meeting with AS Roma
Manchester United failed to reduce the gap between them and rivals Man City after settling for a goalless draw with Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday, April 25.
United were looking to build on their 3-0 hard-fought win over Burnley in their last Premier League outing to increase their slim hopes of winning the league.
However, Leeds proved too strong to break, with the side's resolute defence frustrating the Red Devils' attack-line.
Mason Greenwood had the earliest chance to score United's opener within two minutes of the game, but his header from Bruno Fernandes's free-kick was weak and far out to threaten the Leeds goalkeeper.
Philips sent a stunning 20-yarder in what looked like the deadlock breaker in the 34th minute, but his effort fell kindly into the arms of Dean Henderson who was in goal for the visitors.
Meslier was forced into a spectacular save minutes into the break, getting a hand on Marcus Rashford's free-kick which the Englishman hit at pace under the bar.
The encounter's best goalscoring chance came in the 56th minute when Aaron Wan-Bissaka did well to take the ball around Helder Costa, but Struijk did well to fend off the threat.
The match eventually ended in a barren draw, with neither side finding the back of the net.
There are now 10 points separating United in second and leaders City with just five matches left to end the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will now shift their focus to the upcoming first leg of their Europa League semi-final meeting with AS Roma.
The EPL side will be desperate to win it to increase their chances of reaching the finals where they face the winner between Arsenal and Villarreal.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have won their first silverware of the 2020-21 season after beating Tottenham Hotspur to claim the EFL Cup title at Wembley Stadium on the evening of Sunday, April 25.
The Citizens have now won the title for the fourth consecutive period - equalling the record set by Liverpool in the 1980s.
Aymeric Laporte's powerful header in the closing stages of the clash was the only difference that separated the two sides as City marched to victory.