Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United

Ed Woodward took a break from being rejected by the world's leading players on Saturday to watch Manchester United struggle to an insipid, discouraging draw with Newcastle. United made Newcastle look good.

Maybe it's time for United's executive chairman to get back on a plane. Back to Barcelona to step up United's supposed pursuit of Neymar. And, while he's there, maybe hop up to Madrid to have another go for Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. And perhaps he ought to stop off in Paris on the way back to hook up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Thomas Muller in Munich is supposed to be on his list, too.