Derby 0 Manchester Utd 0
Derby County 0 Manchester United 0, Baseball Ground, English Football League First Division, August 28, 1976. Brian Greenhoff put in a good performance in defence alongside Martin Buchan as Manchester United managed a goalless draw against The Rams before a 34,000 crowd at Baseball Ground.
Manchester United had succumbed to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Derby County in their last meeting at Baseball Ground, with former Arsenal forward Charlie George scoring a brace for the hosts either side of the break and Republic of Ireland midfielder Gerry Daly hitting a second-half goal for The Reds. United came into this fixture fresh from a reassuring 2-0 win over Coventry City at Highfield Road, while Dave Mackay´s men had been held to a disappointing goalless draw by Jack Charlton´s Middlesbrough at Baseball Ground. Derby and Manchester United were closely matched throughout the ninety minutes and both sides had their scoring opportunities during encounter, but neither was able to break the defensive deadlock. If anything, the relatively uneventful goalless draw at Baseball Ground meant that both teams were still undefeated in the First Division. Derby County Team: Graham Moseley, Rod Thomas, David Nish, Roy McFarland, Colin Todd, Archie Gemmill, Henry Newton, Leighton James, Charlie George, Bruce Rioch, Jeffrey Bourne. Substitute: Eric Carruthers. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Jimmy Nicholl, Stewart Houston, Brian Greenhoff, Martin Buchan, Gerry Daly, Gordon Hill, Lou Macari, Stuart Pearson, Sammy McIlroy, Steve Coppell. Substitutes: None.
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Manchester United suffered a 2-1 defeat to League Division One newcomers Derby County, then managed by their former player Jimmy Methven, at Baseball Ground on the 12th of October 1912.