Manchester United's hopes of a late Premier League charge took a hit on Sunday evening after they were forced to a colourless 0-0 draw against Leeds United at Elland Road.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men trailed neighbours Man City by 11 points going into the match and could have reduced the gap to eight points at Elland Road.
Ole made a single change from the team that beat Burnley 3-1 last time out, with Daniel James replacing Paul Pogba.
United started the match the better side and came close to scoring after just two minutes as Mason Greenwood displayed brilliant awareness inside the six-yard box and leapt high to meet a free-kick, but his headed effort was kept out by Illan Meslier.
Leeds wanted a penalty in the 23rd minute after Luke Shaw seemed to handle the ball inside the box, but after a VAR check, the referee allowed the game to continue.
Bruno Fernandes then missed a great opportunity to score from the edge of the penalty box, but his effort went over the crossbar.
Harry Magure and Marcus Rashford came close as well before the break, but the goalkeeper and desperate defending saved the day for the hosts.
Fernandes then came close again just before the hour mark, but his soft shot went inches wide of the far post.
Greenwood then latched on to a precise defence-splitting pass in the 62nd minute and fired a nice strike from a promising distance towards the bottom left corner, but Meslier had a clear sight of it and made a comfortable save.
Despite Helder Costa and Mateusz Klich coming close, the two sides could not be separated, leaving Man United 10 points off league leaders, Man City.