Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by rivals Manchester City on Sunday, with Jesse Lingard having the best chance of the game only to see his effort hit the upright.
The two sides were unable to find a way through at Old Trafford on Sunday, as they cancelled each other out and kept goalscoring chances to a minimum.
United produced an impressive rearguard performance with Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia playing crucial roles on the flanks, while the likes of Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi ensured that it was a shutout at both ends despite the best efforts of the United frontline.
In an uneventful first half, Wayne Rooney’s head injury would have certainly caused Louis van Gaal some concern, but the England international was able to continue following on from the accidental collision with Kompany.
Neither side will be content with the share of the spoils given local pride was at stake, as well as as a place alone at the top of the Premier League table.
However, a draw sees Manuel Pellegrini’s side move back to the summit on goal difference with Arsenal sitting in second place as the Red Devils remain two points adrift.
United visit Crystal Palace next weekend in what should be a tough encounter for Van Gaal, while City host Norwich looking to open up a lead over their title rivals.