Manchester United have crashed out of the Europa League at the quarter-finals stage after one of the club’s worst performances in years.
For the first time all season, we can now officially say that United are no longer competing on all fronts – ouch.
Unfortunately, there are absolutely no positives to take from the performance, as the team were a shambles across the pitch. The defence were clueless and it seemed like there was no communication whatsoever going on between David de Gea and Harry Maguire, whilst the attackers barely had a sniff of the ball all night, and when they did, they created nothing with it.
Injuries add to United’s woes
I thought Marcus Rashford coming on would’ve drastically changed things but alas, it didn’t. I can’t really blame him though, as Sevilla had already asserted their dominance in the first half and the second half was about trying to undo it. He’s saved us enough times this campaign and last night he just wasn’t able to.
On top of that, Anthony Martial limped off the pitch late in the second half – to absolutely nobody’s surprise. With the Frenchman, you don’t know if he’s now going to be out for two games or the remainder of the season.
Luke Shaw also looked in discomfort shortly after he was substituted into the match, so if he’s out for Sunday’s game, where does Erik ten Hag turn for his centre-back pairing?
Attention will now turn to FA Cup action as well as securing top four in the Premier League, but what a disappointment it is to have exited Europe with no fight or spirit.