Following last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Watford, there was hope that Manchester United’s impotent attacking displays of the early portion of the campaign were resigned to the past.
However, against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday night it was a similar story, as the Red Devils laboured for a goal, but were ultimately left to accept a 0-0 draw which leaves their Champions League progression in the balance.
United’s hopes of advancing will rest on their final group game against Wolfsburg, and Louis van Gaal will be desperate for a significant improvement in order to guarantee progression to the knockout stages of Europe’s elite club competition.
The contest was dedicated—unofficially at least—to the memory of George Best, arguably United’s greatest-ever player, who died ten years ago to the day.
How LVG could have done with the Northern Irish superstar and his mesmerising dribbling and inventive movement.
Jesse Lingard was somewhat found out as something of a lightweight contributor, Memphis Depay appeared keen to do too much—without ever really achieving anything tangible-and Wayne Rooney huffed and puffed without truly troubling the visitors.
Only Anthony Martial showed the kind of ingenuity and explosive movement suggested LVG’s side could trouble the bigger and better sides in this tournament.
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