Monday cover: Manchester United’s goalless game with Tottenham leads day of draws

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, December 29 issue, featuring Wayne Rooney and Manchester United in a 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

The National’s Sport cover for the Monday, December 29 issue, featuring Wayne Rooney and Manchester United in a 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur as the Sunday Premier League slate featured five draws from nine league matches.

Manager Louis van Gaal took an upbeat tone following the match, saying his team will “be better in 2015” and “we are improving every week”.

The result left United on equal footing with Premier League leaders Chelsea, who drew 1-1 with Southampton and Manchester City, who were left to lament a 2-2 draw with Burnley after being 2-0 up to start the match.

“We finished the first round with 43 points,” manager Manuel Pellegrini told Richard Jolly. “That is a good amount of points. But it could, and should, have been 45.”

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Published: December 29, 2014 04:00 AM

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