Manchester United and Manchester City played out a dull game that ended in a stalement at Old Trafford.

The game which was without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was also without excitement and quality as neither team any reasonable efforts to take all three points.

Gabriel Jesus was off target and Riyad Mahrez brought a routine save from David de Gea with City’s best first-half chances while Scott McTominay was agonisingly inches away from Victor Lindelof’s flick as United sought the breakthrough.

United thought they had a penalty when Kyle Walker fouled Marcus Rashford but the decision was overturned as VAR revealed the United striker was offside.

And so the derby ended in an unsatisfactory goalless draw with United still stuck at 7th in Premier League while City are a place below them.