Manchester United wasted a golden opportunity to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages as they laboured to a hugely disappointing 0-0 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven this evening.
The lifeless Red Devils fired another blank – their fourth in their last seven games – with Jesse Lingard squandering their best chance when he fired over from Wayne Rooney’s second-half cutback.
Louis van Gaal’s side must now win at Wolfsburg, who are yet to lose at home this season and beat CSKA Moscow today, to guarantee progress to the last 16. Anything else and the Europa League awaits.
There were signs in the first half that United could nick a victory. Chances were created, but Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial among others could not get the better of PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet.
But they fell very flat after the break and the Dutch outfit, organised defensively and a threat on the counter-attack, certainly looked the most likely to win the game in the latter stages at Old Trafford.
United left to a chorus of boos after failing to find the net for the third time in five in front of their own fans. The backlash could be even stronger if they do not get the job done in Germany next month.
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