Manchester United drew with PSV at Old Trafford (0-0) and will play for their passage to the last 16 against Wolfsburg. Juan Mata, who was named among the substitutes, took to the field toward the end of the match.
United drew at home against PSV. The 0-0 scoreline means that qualification for the next round will depend on their result on the final matchday of the group stage, when the Red Devils will test themselves against Wolfsburg in Germany. The German outfit suffered at the hands of Mata during the match that both sides contested at Old Trafford.
Juan, one of Van Gaal’s most used players this season, started the match on the bench. United did not find themselves to be comfortable in any moment. They did not have too many chances and PSV demanded a lot of them at the back. Lingard, Schneiderlin and Martial all created danger, but De Gea had to intervene on more than one occasion. Mata came on in place of Darmian in the 84th minute, with barely any time to influence the development of the match.
With one match remaining, Manchester United find themselves in second place in their group, with eight points. Wolfsburg top the group with nine points, while PSV, who have seven points, remain in the battle. Juan Mata and his team-mates will have to fight until the end to secure themselves a place among the 16 best teams in Europe.