On the result, United boss Solskjaer admitted his side failed to hit their usual level of performance, bemoaning a number of periods of sloppy possession.
“It’s disappointing. We were just a little bit off,” he told Sky Sports. “If you’re not spot on you won’t win games. Palace always make it hard for you. In the second half we never got going.
“We kept giving the ball away. There were times in the first half we built some pressure, had some half decent chances but kept giving it away. Then you don’t build momentum and that’s the game you get.”
The bore draw also means that it’s the first time since October 2015 under Louis van Gaal where United have failed to score in three consecutive matches, a run which coincidentally included a shutout against Palace.