Daley Blind’s late goal salvaged a point at West Bromwich Albion but could not end Manchester United’s winless run away from home under Louis van Gaal.
Stephane Sessegnon’s first-time 18-yard strike put Albion ahead at the break.
Half-time substitute Marouane Fellaini levelled with his first United goal – a powerful shot from just inside the box.
Saido Berahino’s low finish restored the home side’s lead but United’s Robin van Persie hit the post late on before Blind’s 20-yard shot earned a point.
The draw means United are unbeaten in three games and have one more point after eight games than they did last season in a campaign which saw David Moyes sacked as manager for underachieving.
It will come as a relief to new boss Van Gaal, who this week called his previous request to be judged after three months in the role “stupid”, as United continue to adapt to his philosophy.