As both Manchester United and Manchester City played out a rather drab goalless draw, at Old Trafford, with the away team retaining their spot at the top of the Premier League table, but barely so.

Everyone had anticipated a rather heated affair between the two arch-rivals, while some were even preparing for the passion and excitement to roll off from the pitch. Well, Greater Manchester Police certainly was anticipating something like that, and tweeted this out, as a warning message for any potential miscreants.

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney came under a lot of scrutiny for yet another poor performance, and some of the fans even called for dropping the England international from the United starting XI.

Rooney was not the only forward to draw some criticism, with Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony also being criticised.

However, it is probably not so surprising that the forwards drew criticism, on a day when the match ended scoreless. And where there’s criticism for strikers, there’s always praise in store for the defenders.

On the whole, most of the fans did not seem too pleased at the lack of excitement in the match, as this is the first time the two teams played a goalless draw at Old Trafford, since 2004.

Meanwhile, some fans, namely the likes of Jamaican star Usain Bolt wanted to look at the positive side of things.

However, the set of fans, who arguably would consider this as the best result, are the Arsenal faithful.

In the end however, unlike many of the previous clashes, this year’s Manchester Derby was played with much more respect and sporting spirit between the two teams, something that we always like to see in sports.