BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United qualifies for Champions League knockout stage as BEST LOOSERS, may face tough opponent

BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United qualifies for Champions League knockout stage as BEST LOOSERS, may face tough opponent


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Man Utd vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Red Devils knocked out of Champions League after defeat at Old Trafford

Man Utd 0-1 Bayern Munich: Erik ten Hag’s men also missed out on the Europa League after finishing bottom of the group


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Manchester United’s Champions League campaign came to an end in flat fashion as Bayern Munich cruised to a 1-0 win at Old Trafford to knock their hosts out of Europe.


Erik ten Hag’s side needed to win and hope the other game in the group between FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray ended level to have a hope of progressing to the knockout rounds behind their already-qualified opponents. But the home side were unable to create clear chances in another lacklustre European showing, with Copenhagen’s own 1-0 win taking the Danish side through to the round of 16.


Kingsley Coman’s goal condemned Manchester United to a fourth defeat in the group stages for the first time in club history, with the Frenchman’s neat finish from a Harry Kane assist the 15th goal in total that Ten Hag’s team have conceded this campaign — the most ever by an English club in the Champions League.


It intensifies the pressure on the Dutch manager ahead of another crucial Premier League fixture, with a trip to Anfield to face top-of-the-table Liverpool on Sunday next on the agenda.


Re-live all the action below:



Out of ideas and out of Europe, Manchester United toil again in lacklustre defeat to Bayern Munich

Erik ten Hag could pay the price for Manchester United’s incompetent Champions League campaign

Full-time! Manchester United knocked out of Champions League

71’ GOAL! Kingsley Coman puts Bayern Munich ahead (MUN 0-1 BAY)

Half-time! Manchester United 0-0 Bayern Munich

40’ Harry Maguire limps off with apparent groin injury

Kick off! United hunt for victory against Bayern

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Out of ideas and out of Europe, Manchester United toil again in lacklustre defeat to Bayern Munich

Another infamous European night at Old Trafford. It should be a landmark low, but almost the most deflating element of this 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich was how grimly routine it all felt.


Manchester United, one of the grandest and richest names in this competition, have again gone out of the Champions League at the group stage. It is the third time it has happened since Sir Alex Ferguson, meaning it’s their most common round of exit in that period.


The performance this season was so bad that they find themselves out of Europe altogether as the bottom team in the group, although some at the club might find solace from that. There wasn’t much else. The second place they aimed for has instead gone to Copenhagen, a club with a fraction of United’s budget. That is where the damage was done.


Out of ideas and out of Europe, Man Utd toil again in lacklustre defeat to Bayern

Manchester United 0-1 Bayern Munich: Despite a competent performance the Red Devils failed to beat the Bundesliga champions


Miguel Delaney at Old Trafford12 December 2023 22:15

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Champions League: How the Round of 16 looks

Half the last-16 line-up are officially confirmed – through to the knockout rounds are…


Group A: Bayern Munich, Copenhagen


Group B: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven


Group C: Real Madrid, Napoli


Group D: Real Sociedad, Inter Milan.


We know Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, RB Leipzig and Barcelona will be joining them – it’s down to PSG/Newcastle/Milan, and Porto or Shakhtar Donetsk for those final two places.


Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 22:45

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Erik ten Hag could pay the price for Manchester United’s incompetent Champions League campaign

They sang the name of Erik ten Hag’s predecessor. Not in a gesture of dissent, but as a reminder of a time when Manchester United were Europe’s best and an evening without which a certain Norwegian would never have become their manager two decades later. After all, who put the ball in the Germans’ net? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But that was a different millennium, a different United. Nostalgia underpinned Solskjaer’s management. Ten Hag cannot call upon his personal history in such a way; the Champions League final he almost reached was with Ajax. His past does not offer the protection that means his name will always be sung at Old Trafford.


And, 24 years after Solskjaer’s stunning intervention, another United Champions League campaign finished against Bayern Munich. Not in glory, but ignominy. Like Solskjaer, Kingsley Coman has a winner in a Champions League final; this time the winger finished off United, condemning them to a seventh home defeat of the season. In a sense, it may have been the most respectable: United were vaguely competent on the night, but utterly incompetent over the course of a wretched campaign.


Erik ten Hag could pay the price for Man Utd’s incompetent Champions League campaign

The Red Devils are out of Europe after a series of shambolic performances in the group stages


Richard Jolly at Old Trafford12 December 2023 22:30

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A disappointed Erik ten Hag speaks to TNT Sports

“We didn’t lose it today. We had some good performances but we also made mistakes, individual errors from more players. It’s not good enough. Today, the performance was very good and we didn’t deserve to lose the game, but we did.


“The team did very good, we were very good with defensive organisation and pressing. We didn’t take enough benefit from it, but we played against a strong side. Bayern are a good team. They have individual class.


“We know we want to be more consistent. Me as a manager, I have to improve the team, I have to guide them. The players have to take responsibility. We have to do that together.


“The players gave everything, we saw the spirit. I have to credit the team for the way they worked together as a team against this good Bayern side. But, of course, you need energy from the bench, and especially in the frontline options were limited.


“We have to accept it and we have to learn it. We played some good football at times – Rasmus Hojlund scored five times and we have to take that belief into the Premier League. We want to be back into the Champions League, so we have to qualify in the Premier League.”


(AFP via Getty Images)

Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 22:28

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Harry Kane speaks to TNT Sports about Bayern Munich’s win

“It was nice. I felt like we controlled the game and had the better chances. We were calm and we knew in the quick transitions that we could hurt them.


“It’s always tough when you are top of the group and through already, but we had good motivation after the [bad] result at the weekend.


“The club, the fans, the staff, my teammates have been amazing since I’ve arrived and made me feel really welcome. I feel like there is more to come, especially with the players around me – we have a good chance this year.


“We executed well, though I still feel in the final third we can be a bit more clinical. We’ve had a good start to the season, but I still think there are more gears to go.”


Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 22:12

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Manchester United exit Europe with 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich

So FC Copenhagen join Bayern Munich in the knockout stages, with a controlled performance surely pleasing Thomas Tuchel as his side bounced back from their Bundesliga thrashing. Contenders? It looks a relatively open competition this season behind Manchester City, and it never felt like the visitors got out of third gear tonight.


Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 22:02

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Manchester United exit Europe with 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich

Boos as the full time whistle blows. Manchester United finish bottom of Group A and are OUT of Europe.


Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 21:56

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Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 21:55

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Manchester United 0-1 Bayern Munich, 90 + 4 minutes

The latest Manchester United launch in the direction of Manuel Neuer’s goal bounces tamely out of play. Manchester United’s European (mis)adventure this season is at an end.


Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 21:54

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Manchester United 0-1 Bayern Munich, 90 + 2 minutes

It’s all over in Denmark – Copenhagen are through to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Galatasaray.


Harry Latham-Coyle12 December 2023 21:53


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