HARRY MAGUIRE shared his frustration as he admitted Manchester United began too gradual of their crushing defeat to RB Leipzig.
The Crimson Devils have been dumped out of the Champions League after a dismal 3-2 defeat to the Bundesliga side in Germany.
Harry Maguire was gutted after Manchester United crashed out of the Champions LeagueCredit score: Reuters
On-loan Manchester Metropolis participant Angelino shocked United with a SECOND-MINUTE strike earlier than organising Amadou Haidara for No2.
Justin Kluivert struck Leipzig’s third earlier than a late Bruno Fernandes penalty and a Paul Pogba header – that hit Maguire – gave the away aspect hope.
However England star Maguire may solely have his head in his arms as the ultimate whistle went and United dropped into the Europa League.
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And talking afterwards, the 27-year-old chastised his teammates as they have been punished for beginning slowly as soon as once more.
He instructed BT Sport: “We began the sport too gradual. It wasn’t ok.
“The primary 20 minutes we weren’t at it. They put two balls within the field and we didn’t take care of them.
“We have now to take a look at ourselves, we gave ourselves an excessive amount of to do. You have seen how shut we got here on the finish however we began too gradual and we won’t hold falling behind.
“We mentioned on Saturday at half-time, 2-0 down, the following aim is essential and we mentioned it once more tonight. They made it 3-0 and the duty turns into even larger. The third aim proved to be the essential one however even three down we got here shut on the finish.
We began the sport too gradual. It wasn’t ok. The primary 20 minutes we weren’t at it.
“I do not need to have a look at excuses. We have now to exit and be aggressive, win balls. That is the fundamentals. If you cannot defend crosses you are going to lose video games. I do not need to have a look at form – it isn’t an excuse.
“It is a powerful group however we felt we should always get via. That is the requirements of this membership. I am gutted for everybody, we labored so laborious to succeed in this competitors. It doesn’t matter what group we bought it will be powerful. We have now to do extra.”
United had simply wanted a degree on the evening however are actually condemned to the Europa League after ending third in Group H.
Having come from behind to win 5 away video games within the Premier League they gave themselves too large a mountain to climb in Leipzig.
Supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned: “We didn’t carry out as a group properly sufficient.
“That’s at all times the supervisor’s duty to get everybody prepared.
“We knew they have been going to come back at us and put crosses within the field sadly we conceded two targets and by no means bought going.
“We began too late, there was nice spirit within the comeback once more however it’s completely different to the Premier League, you may’t give a group a 3-0 lead and count on to come back again.
“We weren’t ok in a tough group. We began properly within the group however the large turning level was Istanbul and that was the one you thought we misplaced the factors we should always have had.
“On this sport we have been shut however knew we needed to defend crosses and balls within the field and we could not clear it.”
Solskjaer additionally hit out at Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola who had disrupted the preparations by asserting on the eve of the sport that his purchasers time at United was over.
The Norwegian added: “As quickly as Paul’s agent realises this can be a group sport and we work collectively the higher, and that’s perhaps the very last thing I’ll say about that, I don’t need to spend vitality on that.”
“You must ask Paul if he’s comfortable or not, I’m not going to talk for him. Paul is targeted on doing his finest for the group and when he’s right here he’s working laborious in coaching simply must deal with his performances.”