Derby sees Man Utd post worst-ever possession numbers

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Though City dominated the ball, United's strategy of parking the bus earned a point at the Etihad Stadium

Jose Mourinho clearly set out to get a point at Manchester City in the derby Thursday. The United boss accomplished that goal, but his side posted some ugly stats in the process.

The Manchester rivals played out a 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium in a match mostly dominated by Pep Guardiola side.

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In fact, City had so much of the ball that, according to Opta, United posted their lowest possession figure (30.8%) in a Premier League game since the metric was first collected in 2003-04.

United were also out-shot 19-3 and out-passed 556-199. 

Despite a late red card from Marouane Fellaini, United held on for an away point that keeps them one point behind fourth-placed City. 

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