United was knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night when Bayern Munich beat them 1-0 at Old Trafford.
The first half in Manchester was tense and ended with no goals. Kingsley Coman’s goal in the second half was pretty much the only good thing about an otherwise dull game.
Erik ten Hag’s team needed to win to have any chance of staying in the league, but they also needed Copenhagen and Galatasaray to split the points in another game. Copenhagen’s win meant that United could not do anything to stay in the league.
How the game went down
Man Utd stepped it up after their terrible 3-0 loss to Bournemouth over the weekend because they knew that only a win would do. But the home team couldn’t really bother Bayern at the start. Luke Shaw’s long-range shot was the best they could muster in the first 30 minutes, and Manuel Neuer easily saved it.
The Bundesliga winners did scare United in the first half, thanks to Leroy Sane’s quick runs that made their defence vulnerable. The good winger should have done better with Coman’s cross just after the 30-minute mark. Instead, his close-range shot sent the ball backwards for no apparent reason.
Whether it was because they were nervous or not skilled enough, Manchester United couldn’t handle Bayern in the first half of the Champions League. The guests didn’t even have to shift gears to keep Ten Hag’s team in check.
As Man Utd tried to step it up in the second half, Bruno Fernandes missed a couple of shots from the edge of the box. At the other end, Joshua Kimmich also fired over from 18 yards out.
With 20 minutes left in a dull game, Bayern finally scored a great goal that knocked Man Utd out of the Champions League. Harry Kane’s clever flick behind the home team’s defence put Coman through on goal, and the Frenchman was calm enough to slam the ball past Andre Onana, who couldn’t do anything.
Bayern scored the first goal, and Manchester United couldn’t answer. Erik ten Hag’s team was sent out of Europe in front of a quiet Old Trafford crowd. The damage was done in their first five games in the group stage.
Ratings for Manchester United players (4-2-3-1)
Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans Maguire, and Shaw had to leave the game because they were hurt. / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages GK: Andre Onana – 6/10 – In the 71st minute, all he had to do was pick the ball out of his own net.
Diogo Dalot got a 6/10 from IRB. A much better showing than the weekend, with some good runs forward.
On defence, Harry Maguire got a 6/10 rating. He was replaced just before halftime because of a groyne injury, which made Man Utd’s injury problems even worse. Did well in the little time he was on the pitch, but he wasn’t tried very often.
Raphael Varane (8/10) as a centre back Didn’t do too much wrong in the United back line and made some important stops early on. The players in front of him had a hard time making an effect.
Luke Shaw, LB, has a 6/10 rating. It wasn’t easy for Shaw to play against Coman, which could be one reason why the left back got hurt at halftime. At the break, they were replaced.
DM: Scott McTominay – score of 5/10 He couldn’t make as many of his usual runs into the final third, and he didn’t give Bayern’s defenders any trouble.
DM: 5/10 for Sofyan Amrabat Thrown himself around with a lot of force, but got a yellow card for a careless hit on Jamal Musiala. The midfielder’s slow speed was often shown.
Antony got a 5/10 because he did a cool trick on Kim Min-jae that would look great on a YouTube video, but he wasn’t there when United needed him to make a magical play.
Bruno Fernandes in the morning (6/10) Two shots from the edge of the penalty area made him lose his cool, and he couldn’t create anything in Bayern’s half. In spite of being in control, at least showed some determination.
The list: Alejandro Garnacho – 6/10 On the left side, there were glimpses of his creativity, but they didn’t happen often enough. Did not have the skills to hurt Bayern’s defence.
Rasmus Hojlund gets 5/10 for ST. Couldn’t handle how mean Bayern’s two centre backs were, and was picked on the whole time.
Evans came on as a substitute for Maguire in the 40th minute and got a 6/10 rating. Bayern didn’t make Evans work too hard, but he couldn’t keep a clean sheet in the end.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka came on as a substitute for Shaw in the 46th minute. Dealt with Sane pretty well, though the German became less of a threat as the half went on.
Foul by Facundo Pellistri in the 74th minute for Antony – 6/10
HANIBAL MEJBRI came on in place of Garnacho in the 74th minute and got a 6/10 rating.
Kobbie Mainoo came on as a substitute for Varane in the 80th minute.
Altay Bayindir (GK), Tom Heaton (GK), Sergio Reguilon, Daniel Gore, and Joe Hugill were not used as substitutes.
Erik ten Hag, manager: 4/10 There were a lot of players who couldn’t play, so Ten Hag couldn’t make many changes from the embarrassing loss to Bournemouth, and his team played very badly.
Ratings for the players at Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)
Claude Sane and Leroy Sane
Sane was a pain for the hosts. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images GK: 6/10 for Manuel Neuer – It was tested once by Shaw and did pretty well, but it was mostly just an observer.
Noussair Mazraoui (6/10) as a right back He was replaced at halftime after a pretty poor showing, though he did make some good runs forward even though his teammates didn’t pick them out.
CB: Dayot Upamecano — 7/10—Hojlund couldn’t handle how strong he was, and the Frenchman won every fight.
CB: 8/10 for Kim Min-jae – The South Korean international played very well and showed Manchester United what they missed out on when they didn’t sign him in the summer.
No. 7 Alphonso Davies, left back He had many chances to show off his scary speed, and he did a good job of dealing with Antony. To be honest, they should have been made to do more defence work.
Email: 7/10 from Joshua Kimmich A few times, they almost lost the ball after heavy touches, but they helped keep things going in the middle.
DM: 7/10 for Leon Goretzka Goretzka didn’t do anything particularly impressive, which isn’t always a bad thing. Good at the basics, helped Bayern keep the pace steady.
Kingsley Coman gets an 8/10 from me. A constant threat on the right side, and he scored a beautiful goal. The United players often turned around and faced their own goal because of how fast he was.
AM: 8/10 for Jamal Musiala So graceful when he had the ball, sliding across the Old Trafford pitch the whole time. Before he left, he looked like the most potential player for Bayern in a dull game.
LM: 7/10 for Leroy Sane – His long runs gave Manchester United some trouble, but he also wasted Bayern’s best chances in the first half. He kept up his good form, but he was missing a little something at the end.
Harry Kane gets a 7/10 from me. The England leader didn’t have much to do besides a few weak shots. Did make a wonderful assist for Coman’s try.
Laimer replaced Mazraoui in the 46th minute and got a score of 7/10. After coming on, he did a great job, but Garnacho should have put him through more tests.
Thomas Muller came on in the 67th minute for Musiala and got a 6/10 rating.
Substitution: Mathys Tel came on for Coman in the 77th minute – 6/10
Swap: Raphael Guerreiro for Sane in the 90th minute – N/A
The following subs did not play: Frans Kratzig, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Daniel Peretz (GK).
Manager Thomas Tuchel (6/10) chose a full-strength team even though Bayern already had the title locked up. Unfortunately, his team played pretty slowly, but they didn’t need to do much to beat United.
Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) was named Player of the Match.