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SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
More discontent towards Van Gaal after latest limp United display
More discontent towards Van Gaal after latest limp United display

On another less than inspiring night at Old Trafford, Manchester United's hopes of making it through to the last-16 of the Champions League suffered a hammer blow after a 0-0 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.

How they could have done with a sprinkling of magic from their most famous number seven on Wednesday night.

Louis van Gaal's team created plenty of chances, but in the opposition box they looked toothless and the United boss admitted his side failed to perform in a limp second half display.

Defensive talisman Chris Smalling suggested they face a tough task to get the win they need against Wolfsburg in their final game to avoid demotion to the Europa League.

Meanwhile, United skipper Wayne Rooney admitted his side were below par against their Dutch rivals.

Meanwhile, former United striker Michael Owen suggested United are little more than a defensive team that lack any form of potency in their attacking ambition.