Stale­mate leaves Manch­ester United hopes in the bal­ance

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

Manch­ester United’s chances of making the last 16 of the Cham­pi­ons League were left in the bal­ance fol­low­ing a frus­trat­ing and dis­ap­point­ing goal­less draw against PSV Eind­hoven.

Wayne Rooney and An­thony Mar­tial were re­stored to the start­ing line-up, but nei­ther could con­jure up a sparkling per­for­mance on the 10th an­niver­sary of Ge­orge Best’s death and how they could have done with a player of his cal­i­bre.

Louis van Gaal’s team cre­ated plenty of chances, but in the op­po­si­tion box they looked tooth­less.

Mor­gan Sch­nei­der­lin, Mar­tial, Jesse Lin­gard and Mem­phis De­pay - who was sub­sti­tuted against his old club af­ter an­other poor show­ing - wasted chances and United played out their first Euro­pean goal­less draw at Old Traf­ford in over five years, mean­ing they must win their fi­nal group match away at Wolfs­burg to guar­an­tee qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

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