Manchester United exit Champions League: David De Gea star player on awful night, Wayne Rooney absence felt

ANALYSIS: A closer look at Manchester United's 3-2 defeat, including the moment of the match and the moan of the match

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Tuesday 08 December 2015 23:40
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Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg. Coupled with a win for PSV Eindhoven, Louis van Gaal's side will be playing Europa League football next year. Here, we take a closer look at the match.

STAR PLAYER

David de Gea made several outstanding saves to keep Wolfsburg down to three goals. This is his level, but too many team-mates were off their game and looked out of place.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Wolfsburg's second goal was a thing of great beauty, the German side cutting through United's defence with incisive passing that bewildered the Red Devils backline. United used to play like that.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Louis van Gaal must wish he had Wayne Rooney available for the game. The United skipper often raises his game on such occasions and his presence was missed.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

United's defence was shambolic for Wolfsburg's first goal, and although the volleyed finish by Naldo was a special strike, the free-kick into the penalty area should have been cut out before it found its way through.

WHO'S UP NEXT

Bournemouth v Manchester United (Barclays Premier League, Saturday, December 12)

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