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Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United Champions League lineup criticised by Owen Hargreaves live on BT Sport

The moment happened on BT Sport before United's defeat last night

James Orr
Wednesday 09 December 2015 19:03 GMT
Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport before the game
Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport before the game

Owen Hargreaves was a seemingly caught criticising Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's team selection on live TV last night, while working as a commentator for BT Sport for the club's 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg, which saw them crash out of the Champions League (watch video below).

The host Gary Lineker cut to Hargreaves and Des Kelly at Wolfsburg's Volkswagen Arena Stadium, and Hargreaves muttered to Kelly: "How can you put your only Champions League winner on the bench?".

Presumably Hargreaves was referring to midfielder Michael Carrick, who won the Champions League with United in 2008.


In the match, Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th minute, but Naldo volleyed in the equalser four minutes later. Vieirinha regained the lead for Wolfsburg in the 29th minute, before an own goal by Joshua Guilavogui tied the score. But two minutes later, six minutes from time Naldo scored his second with a header to seal Wolfsburg's victory.

The loss, coupled with PSV Eindhoven's 2-1 home victory over CSKA Moscow, dropped United to third place in Group B, meaning that they will now play in the Europa League.

Wolfsburg won the group with 12 points and PSV also advanced with 10 points, two more than United.

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