Jesse Lingard spurned the home side’s best chance of the night and, with PSV expected to beat CSKA Moscow in a fortnight, the Red Devils will need to win away to Wolfsburg
Manchester United’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages were severely dented by a goalless draw with PSV at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils headed into their penultimate Group B fixture knowing three points would secure a last-n16 spot, yet now likely need a win away to leaders Wolfsburg on December 8 to progress following Wednesday’s disappointing stalemate.
Louis van Gaal, perhaps keen to avoid heading to Germany requiring a victory, named an attacking United line-up featuring former PSV star Memphis Depay, Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial in a four-man attack.
The quartet’s fluidity caused plenty of problems for PSV early on, although the home side failed to break the deadlock in the first half as Martial missed two good opportunities.
United’s frustration only mounted in the early part of the second period as they struggled against the Eredivisie outfit’s resolute backline.
And the visitors’ resilience paid dividends, with a point meaning PSV will progress if they overcome CSKA Moscow at home and Van Gaal’s men fail to beat Wolfsburg.
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