Man Utd seal second with stalemate at West Ham

Man Utd seal second with stalemate at West Ham

Man Utd seal second with stalemate at West Ham

Luke Shaw had a strike turned onto the post in the first half in a game bereft of quality and decent chances.

The result leaves Jose Mourinho's side four points clear of third-placed Tottenham with one game left.

West Ham counterpart David Moyes toasted a further point which means his charges, relegation-threatened at the time of his appointment in November, are still in with a shout of a top-half finish.

Marko Arnautovic almost opened the scoring for the Hammers in the sixth minute with a low strike that forced goalkeeper David De Gea into a good save.

West Ham: Adrian (7), Zabaleta (6), Rice (7), Ogbonna (7), Cresswell (7), Kouyate (7), Noble (7), Joao Mario (6), Masuaku (6), Lanzini (6), Arnautovic (7).

With defences on top, Adrian made a string of saves to protect West Ham's clean sheet and justify his selection in goal ahead of England global Joe Hart, who returned from illness but was only named on the bench.

As the interval approached Adrian again beat away an ambitious long-range effort from Lingard, and soon after the break it appeared United had forged an opening - but when Pogba's flick set Sanchez beyond the goalkeeper, he could not force the ball home from a tight angle.

The game seemed to be petering out before a flare up between the sides as Pogba's foul on West Ham skipper Mark Noble led to a fracas.

David Moyes' side remain 15th in the table after securing their survival against Leicester last week.

United's clean sheet was the 18th of the season in the Premier League for De Gea and it ensured he claimed the Golden Glove for the first time in his Reds career.

Two years ago to the day, West Ham waved goodbye to Upton Park in a thrilling 3-2 win over United on a night of high emotion in East London.

Jose Mourinho insists that he is "not critical" of Manchester United's display in Thursday night's goalless draw at West Ham United.

Frenchman Paul Pogba has another glorious chance that would have given Manchester United the victory, but the former Juventus star was unable to score at the death as the match ended 0-0.

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