United drew a third straight game 0-0 and missed the chance to move further away from third-place Leicester and closer to league leaders Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s derby.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put in a lethargic performance at Selhurst Park as their attempts to score a first goal in three games across all competitions failed to materialise.
Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford clashed in an X-rated argument
United drew a second straight Premier League game 0-0 after a stalemate at Crystal Palace
And their subsequent frustration came to a head during the second half when United captain Maguire expressed his anger at club and England team-mate Rashford for being caught offside while attempting to get on the end of a header in a promising move.
‘What do you want me to do?’ Rashford asked before a furious Maguire replied: ‘F****** get back onside!’
Rashford’s riposte then saw him appear to tell his club captain to ‘shut the f*** up, f****** k*******’. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now seen his side go nearly five hours – some 285 minutes – without finding the net.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not seen his side score for nearly five hours now
And Maguire was not the only person to criticise Rashford after he and his team-mates struggled to break down a resilient Palace side.
Speaking on co-commentary, former United defender Gary Neville said: ‘It’s a really poor performance, let’s be clear about it. They’re so bad.
‘The touch from Marcus Rashford in the second half has been awful. He can’t control the ball when it comes to him at the moment.’
Gary Neville was also critical of England forward Rashford during his co-commentary