Odion Ighalo missed out of the match squad as Manchester United gave up more points at home as they were held to a 0-0 draw with rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are yet to record a home win in the Premier League this season but were looking to secure a third win in seven days following the 4-1 win at Newcastle and the 2-1 scalp at Paris Saint-Germain.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lacked their usual sharpness in front of goal and were toothless in attack against a stubborn Chelsea team.
The stalemate ensured United failed to win one of their opening three league games at Old Trafford for the first time in over 40 years.
And Solskjaer’s side now sit 15th in the table while Chelsea moved up to sixth – just a point behind third placed Leeds United.
United introduced Edinson Cavani for his debut in the second half and the Uruguayan showed flashes of quality, nearly scoring with his first touch before being denied by former PSG teammate Thiago Silva in the box.
Although they recorded a second consecutive clean sheet, Frank Lampard will be grateful for the form of Edouard Mendy who saved superbly from Marcus Rashford either side of halftime, the first a stop with his leg from a one-on-one and the second a full length dive to deny the Englishman late on.
Chelsea will, however, feel they should have been awarded a penalty kick in the first half for a Harry Maguire pull on Caesar Azpilicueta at a corner.
Both sides are next in action in the Champions League with United welcoming RB Leipzig while Chelsea are away to Krasnodar.