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Attacking stars fail to turn up in limp display at wily Atletico Madrid send United out of Champions League

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as Atletico Madrid earned a 1-0 win at Old Trafford to win the last-16 tie 2-1 on aggregate.

Renan Lodi scored the decisive goal just before the break as the Spanish side then sucked the life out of a disappointing United to progress to the quarter-finals.

Anthony Elanga, who scored United’s equaliser in Madrid, came close to giving them the lead in the tie when his close-range flick was blocked by the head of Jan Oblak, who knew nothing about it.

But after having a goal chalked off for offside, the visitors opened the scoring in the 41st minute when Antoine Griezmann’s cross to the far post was headed in by Lodi, with David de Gea static at his near post.

United wanted the goal chalked off for a foul on Elanga at the other end of the pitch but VAR disagreed.

Jadon Sancho sent a thunderous volley over the bar as United pushed to level the tie, while Raphael Varane saw a header palmed away by the impressive Oblak.

Ralf Rangnick introduced Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata in search of equaliser. However, the Red Devils failed to muster another clear-cut chance as they crashed out of the competition.

Man Utd (4-2-3-1)

David de Gea: Made an excellent save to deny Rodrigo de Paul in the opening period but stood and watched at his near post as Lodi’s header gave Atletico the lead. 6/10

Diogo Dalot: Got forward well in the first half and tested Oblak from distance. However, he was left completely isolated and marking two players as Atletico went in front. 6

Raphael Varane: A composed presence throughout and saw a powerful header kept out by the impressive Oblak late on. United’s best player on a poor night. 7

Harry Maguire: Looked nervy early on with one or two poor defensive clearances and was clearly concerned by the threat of Griezmann and Felix throughout. His night was summed up when he was subbed by Juan Mata late on. 5

Alex Telles: Got forward well in support of Jadon Sancho but quality was lacking in the final third. 5

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