Premier League giants Manchester United will continue their European campaign in the UEFA Europa League this season after failing to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage from their group. The Red Devils were in a good position to secure a spot in the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competitions at the start of their campaign in Group H only for a poor run to deny the former European champions. Three defeats in their final four Group H games ensured that they won’t qualify for the knockout stage.
Ahead of the final Group H game at RB Leipzig on Tuesday night, Manchester United needed just a draw to seal their place in the Champions League but they were unable to get that draw. The Red Devils were on the end of a 3-2 loss to their hosts at the end of the game. The result ensured that Manchester United failed to finish in the top two spots that would have guaranteed a place in the next round. The Red Devils are condemned to finish third in their group behind both RB Leipzig and PSG who are both through to the last 16 of the competition. The other Group H game between PSG and InstabulBasaksehir was abandoned due to racism accusations levelled against one of the officials. The outcome of that game will determine who will win Group H between PSG and RB Leipzig. PSG need a win to win the group.
Manchester United finished in third position and have dropped down into the Europa League at the last 32 stage, while Istanbul Basaksehirare out of Europe after they finished at the bottom of Group H.