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  • Updated: April 20, 2023

UEL: Mistakes Plague Man Utd As Sevilla Cruise Into Semifinals

UEL: Mistakes Plague Man Utd As Sevilla Cruise Into Semifina

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Manchester United's Europa League campaign came to a disastrous end as they were crushed 3-0 by Sevilla, resulting in a 5-2 aggregate defeat in the quarterfinals.

The record six-time winners were outplayed in shambolic fashion by the Spanish side, with defensive errors and missed opportunities costing them dearly.

The match got off to a disastrous start for United when captain Harry Maguire committed a costly mistake, giving the ball away on the edge of his own area, allowing Youssef En-Nesyri to score for Sevilla within the opening minutes. Loic Bade then headed home from a corner in the first minute of the second half, extending Sevilla's lead.

United's attempts to fight back were futile, with suspended playmaker Bruno Fernandes notably absent and several key players returning from injury and starting on the bench. Manager Erik Ten Hag brought on Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw in the second half, but Sevilla continued to dominate the game.

Things went from bad to worse for United when goalkeeper David de Gea made a mishit clearance outside of his area, gifting En-Nesyri his second goal of the night into an empty net. The defeat was a night to forget for De Gea, who was criticized for his role in both of Sevilla's goals.

Sevilla, who currently sit 13th in the Spanish league and are fighting to avoid relegation, showcased their Europa League prowess once again, with the victory marking the highlight of their campaign.

In contrast, United must now regroup and prepare for their upcoming FA Cup semifinal against Brighton at Wembley on Sunday, hoping to salvage their season after this embarrassing defeat.

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