Only one Manchester United player singled out for praise after frustrating draw with Watford

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It was a frustrating afternoon at Old Trafford, as Manchester United played out a goalless draw with Watford.

United bossed possession and had 22 shots, but none could go past Ben Foster in goal.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Elanga were particularly wasteful in front of goal.

United boss Ralf Rangnick has blamed his forward players for the draw, but former Premier League defender Ashley Williams singled out young winger Elanga, for praise.

“I thought Anthony Elanga had a really positive game, he was at the heart of most of the good stuff that United did,” Williams said on BBC’s Match of the Day.

“Ronaldo hit the post early on and it just carried on from there. That was the story of the game for United.

“They didn’t play badly, they created a lot of chances, but they just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.

“You were watching the game and thinking surely they’re going to put one of these chances away but chance after chance went begging, there were so many wasted opportunities.

“You expect better from the likes of Ronaldo, Fernandes and Pogba. Some of the link-up play was excellent but they couldn’t finish it off.

“United carved them open on a number of occasions but they just couldn’t get the ball over the line.”