Sooooo Manchester United just aren't going to score if Manuel Neuer has anything to say about it. The Schalke goalkeeper has been phenomenal so far, and just before half time he managed an almost effortless looking save after Ryan Giggs broke clean through the defence, staying up until very late and letting the United midfielder fire straight at him and out of play.
An earlier scare was averted after Kyriakos Papadopoulos nodded a teasing cross away for a corner, but one has to wonder just how long the hosts can hold out like this. That's quite literally dozens of chances missed by United (as opposed to maybe one from Schalke), yet the game remains 0-0 at halftime. There was a spell where it looked like both teams would be just fine on the attack, but after about the fifteenth minute it's been all Manchester United, and they haven't managed to break the deadlock yet. Absolutely remarkable scenes so far, although I can't imagine it will last very long.