Manchester United crash out of Champions League after loss to Leipzig

Manchester United were eliminated from the Champions League following Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at RB Leipzig.

The German hosts carved out a two-goal advantage within 13 minutes after Angelino – who is on loan at Leipzig from United’s local rivals Manchester City – arrowed in an early opener and then set up Amadou Haidara with a searching cross.

Justin Kluivert notched Leipzig’s third from close range midway through the second half before United almost staged an improbable comeback. Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty and Paul Pogba was credited with an 82nd-minute header that appeared to strike teammate Harry Maguire on its way into the goal.

But Leipzig held on – just – to confirm their progression into the Champions League knockout rounds. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, meanwhile, gets the consolation of Europa League football in the new year.

More to come.

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