Manchester United face qualification battle after 0-0 Champions League draw with PSV

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United held to goalless draw by PSV.
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MANCHESTER UNITED have to win their next game against Wolfsburg to make the last 16 of the Champions League after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to PSV on Wednesday. 

United had a lot of possession and looked promising with the ball but didn´t do enough to score against PSV Eindhoven. The best chance of the night was a Jesse Lingard shot which went over the bar.

Rooney and Martial started for United after missing the last game and PSV goalkeeper did well to stop two chances by Martial in the first half. The home side were not as convincing in the second half and the game began saw a number of fouls in the last ten minute as both teams´ energy levels fell off toward the end.

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Louis Van Gaal´s men will now have to win their final match against Wolfsburg on December 8 to qualify for the knockouts.

Van Gaal, who recognised the need to step up a gear before the next European encounter said: “We could have finished in the first half but also in the second half, to the end we’re not so good any more, we were afraid to play the ball but nevertheless do not give too much chances away.

“It will be very difficult because Wolfsburg are the best team in our group to play against, but it is possible.”

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