Monday night’s goal-less draw between Liverpool and Manchester United was the most viewed league game in the UK for nearly three years, according to The Telegraph.
Despite 90 minutes without much incident and both sides having a combined four shots on target, The Telegraph report that an average of 2.8 million people tuned in to watch the game.
Both sides have fallen short of replicating their past successes in recent years, but if Monday night’s game is anything to go by, the demand to see them play is as high as it has ever been.
The Telegraph note that it was the largest viewing audience for a Premier League game since Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal in November 2013. Despite failing to qualify for the Champions League in two out of the three seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, United are evidently still able to attract a large amount of viewers.
After an hour and a half in which Jose Mourinho ‘parked the bus’ and limited Liverpool to few opportunities, a great deal of those 2.8 million viewers may feel their time would have been better spent elsewhere.