Manchester United’s on loan forward comes closest to breaking the deadlock at Deepdale

first_img1 Preston 0-0 Middlesbrough Newly promoted Preston North End drew 0-0 with last season’s Championship play-off losers Middlesbrough, in a tame opening game of the season at Deepdale.On-loan Manchester United forward Will Keane was closest to breaking the deadlock, but the Preston man’s first half effort was cleared off the line by Boro’s George Friend.For the visitors, a Grant Leadbitter effort that flew narrowly wide was the sum total of their goal threat, with Stewart Downing, deployed in the ‘number 10 role’, failing to inspire Middlesbrough in the first match of his second stint with the club.last_img

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