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Champions League: Manchester United held 0-0 by Valencia at Old Trafford

Champions League: Manchester United held 0-0 by Valencia at Old Trafford

- Spanish League side Valencia forced Man United to a goalless draw in their UCL encounter

- The Red Devils remain winless in their last four games in all competition

- They will battle Juventus in their next game as they battle for Round of 16 qualification

Manchester United were forced to a goalless draw by visiting Spanish League side Valencia in their UEFA Champions League encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Having kicked off their 2018-19 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Young Boys on match day 1, the Premier League side failed to build on their good start to the competition.

It was a tense game for both sides and it was clear that Valencia meant business despite being surrounded by Red Devils fans roaring on their team to advance and attack.

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Champions League: Manchester United held 0-0 by Valencia at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action with Carlos Soler of Valencia during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford on October 2.
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Coming into the game on the back of their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter, United lacked creativity that they were once revered for in the days of Alex Ferguson.

Paul Pogba was a menace and had some chances at goal and even came close to scoring one of his signature free-kicks in the second-half but his efforts were thwarted by Brazilian goalkeeper Neto.

There was measurably more effort exerted from Jose Mourinho's men as they seemed hungry for goals throughout the encounter.

Valencia struggled to create chances as Michy Batshuayi muscled his way around United defenders constantly giving them trouble though they managed to hold out their attacks.

United were almost punished in the 72nd minute after Batshuayi's searching pass found Guedes who darted off from inside his own half before missing a one-on-one chance against De Gea.

Juventus now top group H with six points from two games, United drop to second with four points while Valencia remain third with one point and Young Boys fourth with zero points.

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However, despite the draw Mourinho is not out of the woods just yet as he has not managed a win in his last four games.

Mourinho has certainly seen better days at Old Trafford and he seems to have lost the confidence of what was once a formidable team competing with the big five of the English top flight.

Legit.ng previously reported that Manchester United beat BSC Young Boys 3-0 on Wednesday, September 19 to pick up maximum points in that meeting.

A brace from Paul Pogba and one goal from Anthony Martial gave the Red Devils convincing won over their hosts on match day 1.

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