Manchester United’s woes on the road continued on Thursday after playing to a disappointing 0-0 draw in the Netherlands against AZ Alkmaar in Europe League group stage action.
The Red Devils looked feeble against the Eredivisie’s 3rd-ranked team, managing zero shots on goal and failing to threaten much of the night on offense. They have scored only 6 goals in their past 8 games, and have been held scoreless in their past two matches away from Old Trafford.
In fact, many would argue that Manchester United was lucky not to lose on Thursday, as AZ Alkmaar completed four shots on goal and won the possession battle 52% to 48%, a surprising result against one of the most expensive teams in Europe.
While Paul Pogba’s absence due to injury certainly didn’t help their case, not even the world-class French midfielder would have done much to help them on Thursday.
What’s more is that Man U has now failed to win in ten consecutive road games, putting even more pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. Their last win on the road was on February 27th in Premier League action against Crystal Palace.
The draw, at least, keeps the Red Devils tied for the top spot in Group L, leaving them even with Partizan Belgrade at 4 points in the group stage standings.