Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel, left, Manchester United's Harry Maguire, centre, and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger react after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, England.(AP)
Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel, left, Manchester United's Harry Maguire, centre, and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger react after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, England.(AP)

Draw at Chelsea a sign that United title bid has fallen away

  • A 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday was the fifth time United has been held in the nine Premier League matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side went top 47 days earlier.
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:48 AM IST

An unexpected but burgeoning title challenge for Manchester United has fallen apart in just a few weeks.

A 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday was the fifth time United has been held in the nine Premier League matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side went top 47 days earlier.

There have also only been three wins since the Jan. 12 victory over Burnley that gave United a glimmer of hope of lifting the trophy for the first time since 2013, allowing Manchester City to take control.

United remains second in the standings, but City has now been able to extend its lead to 12 points after beating West Ham on Saturday.

It is fourth-place West Ham in Chelsea's sights. Drawing a blank in a drab encounter against United kept the west London club unbeaten in the two months under Thomas Tuchel but it remained a point behind West Ham in the pursuit of Champions League qualification.

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