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Manchester United draws in 2016/2017 season

Manchester United draws in 2016/2017 season

Last season when Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho took charge of Premier League side Manchester United, the expectations of many fans was that he would win the EPL title.

Unlike what he has done in some of the clubs he has handled winning the League in his first season, Mourinho could not achieve that in his first tenure as Manchester United coach.

In-fact, Manchester United were unable to finish among the top four in the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, but the Red Devils did themselves lots of good winning the Europa League title.

Manchester United finished sixth on the final standings in the 2016/17 Premier League season with 69 points as Chelsea emerged champions with 93 points.

This season which will be Jose Mourinho's second tenure as handler of Manchester United, Manchester City have already won the Premier League title with five games to go.

But unlike last season, Manchester United are currently occupying second position on the Premier League standings, and they have good chance of qualifying for the 2018/19 Champions League.

However, we want to take a look at some draws Manchester United got last season which made them to finish sixth on the final EPL standings.

1. Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United

On Monday, October 10, Liverpool were forced to a goalless draw by visiting Manchester United in a tension soaked encounter played at Anfield.

Manchester United would have their goalkeeper David De Gea to thank who saved them at the death from conceding a goal as they left Anfield with a deserved point.

2. Manchester United 0-0 Burnley

Many Manchester United fans were livid after this encounter in which Burnley forced the Red Devils to a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

United had 72 percent of the possession, but there were unable to break the defense of their visiting opponents.

3. Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

Jose Mourinho was angry after this tie on November 16 as Arsenal forced Manchester United to a 1-1 at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata opened scoring for the Red Devils in the 68th minute, but Frenchman Olivier Giroud equalized for the Gunners at the death.

4. Manchester United 1-1 West Ham United

The two teams could have walked away with three points in this highly contested match. Ashley Fletcher had an opportunity to take all three points while Jesse Lingard had a goal disallowed in the 2nd half as Manchester United were unhappy to take a point after this match.

5. Everton 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester United were on the verge of winning this game at the Goodison Park when ex striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted in the 42nd minute, but a penalty scored at the death by Leighton Baines gave Everton a point.

6. Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool

After forcing Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg, Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic saved the Red Devils from a defeat in this tie at Old Trafford.

7. Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

Juan Mata's own goal gave Stoke City the lead in this encounter, and the Potters' fans were thinking their players would win the match before Englishman Wayne Rooney broke their hearts with a superb goal at the death.

8. Manchester United 0-0 Hull City

Hull City would have their goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic to thank for getting a point at Old Trafford in this match as he made 6 saves in the last ten minutes to deny Manchester United a win on February 1, 2017.

9. Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth

After a goal each in the first half, Manchester United were unable to break down the 10-man Cherries.

This included Zlatan Ibrahimovic having a penalty saved by Artur Boruc as United’s 20 shots were unable to beat Bournemouth and caused them another frustrating draw.

10. Manchester United 0-0 West Brom

This is another game in the 2016/17 Premier League season that Manchester United should have won, but West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster denied the Red Devils the win at Old Trafford.

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11. Manchester United 1-1 Everton

In the first leg played at the Goodison Park, it ended 1-1, but Everton had the chance to win this tie at Old Trafford only for United to be giving a stoppage time penalty scored by Ibrahimovic.

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