Manchester United closing in on unwanted record under Van Gaal

Wayne Rooney

Following a disappointing 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford, Manchester United are edging closer to a frustrating new record in 2015.

Manchester United moved one step closer to setting a new and totally unwanted record following their 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.

Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has faced fresh criticism in the wake of the result, which leaves United’s hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the competition hanging in the balance.

Worse still, Manchester United are also closing in on a club record for the number of games drawn 0-0 over a single calendar year, having already racked up seven in 2015.

According to statistics from Opta, United’s current record for the number of 0-0 draws recorded over a single 12 month period stands at 10, with the club reaching that tally on two separate occasions.

And while the years of 1980 and 2005 may mean little at first glance, it’s the latter of these that could provide the biggest cause for concern.

After all, 2005 was also the last time United exited the Champions League at the group phase, finishing bottom of their group following a shock away defeat to Benfica.

Lose to Wolfsburg next time out in Europa and, 10 years on, it could be a case of déjà vu.

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