Manchester United fans react as Red Devils crash out of UEFA Champions League vs Atletico Madrid
In the end, Manchester United failed to turn up for their first home knockout tie in the UEFA Champions League for some time now.
The Red Devils went into the game knowing that a win was needed for them to progress to the last eight of the competition. While they did start off well, there was no way past Jan Oblak.
Atletico were content to sit deep and hit us on the counter. They struck gold late in the first half when Renan Lodi scored past a hapless David de Gea to give the visitors the lead. While Man United did show some urgency soon after, they went into the break a goal down.
Little changed after the break as the Red Devils probed Jan Oblak’s goal but failed to find a way past him. Raphael Varane had the best chance of the second half, forcing an excellent save from the Atletico goalkeeper.
While some will doubtless blame the referee for the result, the truth remains that Man United were just not good enough. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes both looked shorn of ideas and were largely passengers on the field.
It is now another trophyless season for the Red Devils. A huge summer waits and it remains to be seen if they will qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League, to begin with.
For now, we look at how fans reacted to the performance on Twitter.
Manchester United have won 1 (one) CL knockout game in a decade at Old Trafford.— Mike (@MikeLUHG2) March 15, 2022
He tried to warn you about the chronic problem this club has in Europe, you idiots wanted him sacked for it.
Karmas given you everything you deserve since.
Hope this helps pic.twitter.com/hY9sFV6ooT
It’s Five years without a trophy for Manchester United now and still counting 👀 pic.twitter.com/7dNnEpLNBt— RoutineBlast (@BlastRoutine) March 15, 2022
The country would be a better place if they Sanctioned Maguire instead.— Tomas (@TommySW6) March 15, 2022
This is the most embarrassing season for Manchester United since Moyes. No trophies yet again. I don’t know how this club runs anymore. Hype you up for some performances then brings the hope to the ground by some disastrous display.— ElNady Jr. (@Yousefelnadii) March 15, 2022
When will this pain end— sam_c345 (@C345Sam) March 15, 2022
Sell the whole squad, ALL OF THEM— ™️ (@MLAnthonyy) March 15, 2022
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Man I'm done with this team, always making me mad and depressed,— J. (@CertifiedFreakJ) March 15, 2022
yeah btw this game with 100% rigged, Horrible ref
But that's no excuse
I'm going to sleep sad tonight
This hurts beyond belief.— joe (@itsjoe0110) March 15, 2022
We have stuck by this team for 10 years of shambles
This is the performance that broke our season and has written it all off
This club needs rebuilding with a total clear out
WE ARE A MOCKERY OF THE CLUB WE WERE ONCE