Newcastle share points with United at Old Trafford

Newcastle share points with United at Old Trafford

Saturday, August 22, 2015 3:30 pm


Wayne Rooney escapes from a Newcastle player

Wayne Rooney escapes from a Newcastle player

It was not the kind of result Manchester United wanted as they drew goalless with Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

A dominant United  with eight shots on target and none for Newcastle and 70-30 possession advantage failed to hit the ball past Newcastle’s Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul and settled for just a point.

“We can be satisfied with the performance but not the result,” van Gaal tells BT Sport.

 

“We didn’t reward ourselves. I think we have created a lot of chances and we were unlucky.”

The ill-luck was the handiwork of  Krul, who  made a host of top saves, including a brilliant one to deny Juan Mata in the first period and an even better one after the break to prevent substitute Javier Hernandez from snatching a winner.

Newcastle, were however lucky  not to be a goal down after four minutes when Wayne Rooney had the ball in the net, but was flagged offside despite replays suggesting otherwise

 

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