Manchester United missed out on the chance to finish the year in second position, as Southampton held them to a goalless draw at Old Trafford.
After Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off following a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt early on, Man Utd had penalty claims turned down and Jesse Lingard headed narrowly wide.
In the second half, Saints striker Shane Long nearly was superbly denied by the outrstretched leg of David De Gea.
Paul Pogba had a goal disallowed for offside late on, as Alex McCarthy, replacing Fraser Forster in goal for Southampton, held firm to keep a clean sheet.
Man Utd drop to third in the Premier League, having seen Chelsea beat Stoke City. Saints move up to 13th.