Manchester United’s hopes of progressing in the Champions League have been crushed, with Justin Kluivert scoring for RB Leipzig 59 seconds after Bruno Fernandes hit the bar.
United headed into tonight’s game needing just a point to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s game plan has fallen apart before his eyes in Leipzig.
With the Red Devils already trailing 2-0, United were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. Bruno Fernandes took responsibility, and rattled the crossbar.
Just 59 seconds later, RB Leipzig found the back of the net to secure the three points after some hesitation from David De Gea. The Spaniard needed to be quicker off his line there.
This is a nightmare for Man Utd ?
59 seconds after Bruno Fernandes clatters the bar, RB Leipzig go up the other end and compile the misery with a third goal…
And it’s not pretty ? pic.twitter.com/bxAHsTyu8i
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It’s all gone wrong for United, who will now be playing in the Europa League for the remainder of the campaign. Though, after that calamitous loss in Istanbul, they only have themselves to blame.