Man United were knocked out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate at the quarter-final stage against reigning champions Bayern Munich following a 3-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena. Just as they did at Old Trafford in the first leg, Man United took a lead shortly after half-time, this time through Patric Evra who scored from a thunderous strike from distance to give David Moyes’ side the advantage.
However, that lead would barely last a minute before Mario Mandzukic levelled the tie at 2-2 and 1-1 on the night before goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben sealed the win for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Man United adopted a defensive approach, as expected, at the Allianz Arena last night as they attempted to blunt Bayern’s attack, and for the most part the game plan worked successfully until Mandzukic levelled the tie so quickly after Evra’s goal. Neville, who now works as a pundit, admitted that he remains shocked as to how quickly Bayern equalised following Evra’s stunning goal, and added that Man United’s game plan collapsed after Mandzukic’s goal.
He wrote on his Twitter account: “Morning,back home. Still can’t believe we conceded 20 seconds after going one up. The plan that could have won the game fell apart thereafter. ”
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