Manchester United must win their final group game against Wolfsburg in order to ensure qualification for the Champions League Round of 16, knowing that, if they draw in Germany and PSV Eindhoven defeat CSKA Moscow, the Dutch side will go through.
On Wednesday, Louis van Gaal's team started with four forwards but failed to put together any sustained passage of attacking play. It was a desperately disappointing performance, in which United actually started patiently and even promisingly but then lost...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Manchester United's 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on matchday five in Champions League Group B.
1. Sterile United near the exit
Manchester United's dullness is starting to be damaging. A stalemate with PSV Eindhoven means they probably need to beat Wolfsburg in Germany if they are to remain in the Champions League. In one sense, little happened at Old Trafford. In another, United made life far more difficult for themselves.
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Whatever Louis van Gaal achieves in the rest of his career, his defining moment will always be what he achieved with Ajax 20 years ago: lifting the Champions League trophy with a young, exciting harmonious side. It seems unthinkable that a Dutch team could lift Europe's major prize these days; it only makes that side even more special, even more magical.
Van Gaal is one of the most stubborn, dogmatic coaches around -- and the rest of his coaching career has essentially been about using his Ajax...