Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand criticise Manchester United

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Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg.

An equally dramatic comeback from PSV Eindhoven against CSKA Moscow allowed the Dutch club to leapfrog United to second place, sending the Red Devils into a hectic Europa League schedule in the new year.

Anthony Martial gave Manchester United, who looked far more attacking than in recent matches, the lead early in the second half before Naldo and Vieirinha turned it around for the Bundesliga outfit going into the second half.


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When Josuha Guilavogui scored an own goal in the 82nd minute, Manchester United fans began to believe that they would indeed scrape through to the second round. However, any hope was killed off by Naldo two minutes later when he scored the winner.

The dust storm is currently raging on social media and it will take some time to digest everything that went down in the Volkswagen Arena, but Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand did an excellent job in giving some immediate reaction for BT Sport.

The former Manchester United stars used to breeze through these stages under Sir Alex Ferguson, but Scholes explained why he was "not surprised" why Louis van Gaal's men didn't make it through what he described as a "shocking" group. Ferdinand, on the other hand, described the result as "embarrassing".

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But enough with the so-called expert views. It is time to hear from you, the common man/woman. What did Manchester United fans across the country think of Nick Powell's substitution or Chris Smalling playing up front?

Let's take a look at the best reaction on Twitter:

And, of course, congratulations to PSV Eindhoven

We'll have plenty more reaction on this tomorrow, but, for now, let us all get some rest, wake up, and see whether or not Louis van Gaal still has a job in the morning.

Good night!

Rio Ferdinand
Paul Scholes
UEFA Champions League
Manchester United

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