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Kylian Mbappe took the defeat to Manchester United hard..

'I could not sleep' - Kylian Mbappe opens up on PSG's Champions League exit

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Few saw Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League exit coming.

Things had changed since they were initially drawn against Manchester United in December, of course - their opponents had completely turned around their form, for one.

But the 2-0 win at Old Trafford last month should have been enough to see them through.

Things did look shaky once Romelu Lukaku scored after just two minutes but Juan Bernat eased fears with a goal ten minutes later.

Only Lukaku would get a second after half an hour and then a 94th-minute penalty from Marcus Rashford completed a historic turnaround.

All that despite an injury crisis that left United with three inexperienced teenagers on the pitch at the final whistle.

It's yet another embarrassing exit for the Parisians. Their Champions League dream is dead for another year and they again look well short of properly competing.

And days later, Kylian Mbappe has finally spoken on the defeat. Understandably, he's taking it hard.

"I am stunned. There are no words," he told Telefoot. "I could not sleep - I think it's the same for everyone."

Kylian Mbappe 'couldn't sleep' after exit.

The World Cup winner did want to get across that he still 'believes in the project', however.

There will inevitably be worries for PSG fans that Mbappe, and even Neymar, will begin to look elsewhere after another failure.

It's safe to say that they've proven their dominance in Ligue 1 but conquering Europe is the main goal.

The youngster collapsed to the turf after the defeat.

But despite all the millions, they've failed again - and failed in style. With the likes of Real Madrid circling, Mbappe may be tempted to try again elsewhere.

“I'll be here next year for sure, that's already agreed," he went on to say. "It doesn't help to worry about my personal situation so that's it. Clear and precise.”

That's one positive PSG fans can take from this then.

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Kylian Mbappe
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