Manchester United’s unbeaten away record continued with a 0-0 draw at Leeds.

That’s the positive twist in Sunday’s 0-0 draw on Elland Road.

The half-empty view is that those were two points and United’s already slim chances of winning the title are now pretty slim.

We’ll let you decide what your stance on the game that United was competitive in but lacked composure in the final period.

It wasn’t the most fun watch on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and avoiding defeat was pretty much the minimum requirement.

Here’s a look at United’s top three players in the 0-0 draw. Don’t be surprised that two of them were defense lawyers.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka helped United limit Leeds’ threat of attack by preventing Jack Harrison from having a major impact and curtailing supplies to Patrick Bamford.

Wan-Bissaka led United in statistical terms, making five interceptions, more than any other player on the field.

He also made four clears, more than any other United player.

Wan-Bissaka also won a tackle, blocking a shot and creating a scoring opportunity in attack.

English boss Gareth Southgate was present on Elland Road, hopefully he had a fresh insight into what it could be like to have a top defensive right-back at your disposal.

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Luke Shaw

Southgate will also have liked what he saw from current English left-back Luke Shaw.

Shaw managed to create five chances, more than any other player on the field.

The United defender always looks relaxed when he’s on the ball defensively and offensively and has managed to get 89 percent of his passes through.

Shaw has been so consistent for United this season and it’s no surprise to see him as a standout player on a weekly basis.


Bruno Fernandes

Leeds will be relieved that they managed to shut down Bruno Fernandes. At least that’s what the scoreline suggests.

Fernandes actually had Leeds’ measure and attempted five shots on goal.

He got into good positions and it was only his execution and his last shot that failed him. All five of his shots missed the target. Another day he would celebrate.

Fernandes also deserves credit for the way he went deep into the midfield battle.

He had two chances and 73 hits, more than any midfielder or attacker on the field.

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