The 170th Manchester derby ends in a stalemate at Old Trafford as United and City failed to bridge each others defense for 90 minutes.
The first half was well contested as both sides seek to cease initiative in the first Manchester derby of the season.
The visitors had the first opening of the match as Raheem Sterling received a pass at the edge of the box from Fernandinho and let’s fly but his right foot shot went wide. Fernandinho then went into the referee’s book for a lazy challenge on Anthony Martial.
Rooney saw his effort went wide at the other end as he was unable to get his header on target. Juan Mata was showed a yellow card after an untimed tackle impeded Fernandinho who was about to play in Ivory Coast forward Wilfred Bony.
There were no clear cut chances but time to book City captain Vincent Kompany who clumsily clattered into the very impressive Anthony Martial as the first half ended goalless.
Manchester United began the second half on the front foot as Martial and Ander Herrera won quick corners and Chris Smalling saw his header go narrowly wide. City manager Manuel Pellegrini replaced Raheem Sterling with Jesus Navas.
Jesse Lingard came on for Juan Mata as the Red Devils added pace to their front line while Marouane Fellaini replaced Bastian Schweinsteiger. City threw on Martin Demichelis, Kelechi Iheanacho for Ivorian duo of Yaya Toure and Wilfred Bony. Lingard came very close to open scoring after recieving a great pass from Martial but his effort only came off the post.
Chris Smalling’s shot produced a superb save from Joe Hart and denied the home side a winner at the very end of the game as it ended in a stalemate.