MANCHESTER — Manchester United were frustrated by Watford, after only playing a goalless draw in the 2021/2022 English Premier League at Old Trafford, Saturday (26/2). Watford held on throughout the game, and United failed to produce any real threat. Throughout the match, the Red Devils only fired three shots on target from 22 attempts.
This result makes MU stuck in fourth place, and only two points ahead of Arsenal in fifth position who have three games in hand.
However, Ronaldo’s kick from Anthony Elanga’s bait still hit the post. In the 12th minute, Elanga again provided a sweet pass, this time for Bruno Fernandes. Unfortunately, Fernandes, who was already dealing with the goalkeeper, failed to take advantage of the opportunity, after his shot was blocked by Foster.
Three minutes later, Ronaldo managed to score a goal. However, the linesman raised his flag because CR7 was already in an offside position. The scoreless score lasted until the break. Entering the second half, Manchester United still struggled to dismantle Watford’s tight defense.
One of the opportunities obtained from Alex Telles’ free kick. But the ball that went through the posse was still wide. A golden opportunity was obtained by Elanga in the 56th minute. Getting feedback from Pogba’s backheel, Elanga was able to escape from the escort of the visitors’ defenders. But his left foot shot was wide.
89 minutes, Jadon Sancho tried his luck kick from outside the penalty box. But the ball is still too high. The scoreless draw lasted until the game was over.