Manchester United and domestic rivals Chelsea are currently embroiled in a tense and cagey all English stalemate at Old Trafford.
The eagerly anticipated Premier League match-up has so far failed to spark the excitement of fans after an opening 45-minutes have ended with neither side opening the scoring.
United came into tonight’s game off the back of a impressive away with against Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League during mid-week, however, the Reds have so far failed to emulate Tuesday’s exciting performance.
Elsewhere, Frank Lampard will be desperate to get one up over his arch-rivals in Red as he seeks to get his newly-formed Blues firing on all cylinders.
United came closest during the first-half after Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford’s efforts both forced Edouard Mendy into action.
Despite the two decent efforts, the Senegalese shot-stopper refused to let his United counter-parts go one up on the score board.
As the two sides go into this evening’s break all square at 0-0, fans have taken to their social media to express their first-half thoughts with Daniel James being singled out for an underwhelming first 45-minutes.
Any chance we could merge Mata’s footballing brain with Dan James’ speed?
— Fabiola Cejku (@fabiola_cejku) October 24, 2020
no balance to the team. James just doesn’t offer enough. we need more guile (DVB)
— Shane C 🇮🇪 🇾🇪 💚💛 (@shanec7411) October 24, 2020
How come Dan James plays for Manchester United?
— Peter Tsvetkov (@TsvetkovPeter) October 24, 2020
45mins of my life I’ll never get back slow boring Dan James is hopeless
— Peter Wallace (@AlfieSuzie5) October 24, 2020
Can someone please tell me what Dan James contributes to this team
— Shane Roche (@drshaneroche) October 24, 2020
— Bishopville_Red (@bishopvillered) October 24, 2020
Dan James is never a @ManUtd player
— gs11yon (@gs11yon) October 24, 2020
— $neaky⚽Blinder$🔴™️ (@ankur_009) October 24, 2020
Both teams have had an agreement for a 0-0 😅
— FPL Giggsyholic (@PRS_RedDevil) October 24, 2020