Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United continued their unconvincing start to the new season after failing to break down Dutch opponents AZ Alkmaar in their Europa League clash on Thursday evening.
Manchester United were second best for the majority of the game as they settled for a goalless draw with hosts AZ Alkmaar in a Group L game.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a lot of changes to his starting XI for the game from the one that negotiated the Premier League draw with Arsenal on Monday night and that seemed to disturb the output of the team.
Only David De Gea, Victor Lindelof and Daniel James retained their spots in the starting XI for the Europa League meeting with AZ Alkmaar who are third on the Dutch top flight league table.
On their part, Manchester United are 10th on the Premier League table after an indifferent start to the season.
The two teams served up a drab draw in Group L, while the other group game saw Serbian side Partizan Belgrade record their first win of the season following the 2-1 win away to Astana FC of Kazakhstan.
The victory took Partizan Belgrade to the top of Group L at the expense of former recipient Manchester United on goal difference.