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Summary

  1. Man Utd knocked out after defeat
  2. Man Utd drop down into Europa League
  3. FT: Man City 4-2 Monchengladbach
  4. Silva and Sterling (2), Bony for Man City
  5. Man City top their group
  6. Use play icon for 5 live Final Score

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By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

Right, it's time for me to lie down in a darkened room.

But you've not got long to wait for more Champions League drama. Join us tomorrow to see what Arsenal and Chelsea serve up.

Until then... thanks for your company. Night!

'The Ancelotti link'

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Times football correspondent Henry Winter: "There will be a few headlines linking Carlo Ancelotti’s name with Manchester United over the next few days I think. He’s given a series of interviews, in some of which he's talking kindly about United. 

"And as I speak several of the United fans are having their photos taken with Sir Alex Ferguson here, with one of the Glazers skulking in the background. They have to look at their role in this too. They have invested but this is a squad that still needs more."  

More injury woe for Sturridge

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Here's some news for supporters of Liverpool FC...

"Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will be out for several weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during Sunday's defeat at Newcastle.

"He felt a problem after coming on as a second-half substitute at St James' Park and a scan showed a strain.

"It is the latest in a long line of injury absences for the 26-year-old, who had just returned to action after knee and foot problems.

"Sturridge has made six appearances so far this season, scoring four goals."

'Decisions went against us - LvG'

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More from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in his post-match news conference: "The result is difficult to understand. I am happy we have scored and not happy we have two times in two minutes given the goal away. I have to analyse why that is happening. Normally we are very good in that aspect.

"I have said in advance that this is a tight group and you see that in the results that we have made - and also our competitors.

"I have to say that we were not so lucky in a match today, with the decision of the referee, and also in the first match too. When the group is tight that kind of decision can decide whether you go through or not."

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The BBC docu "the class of 92" showed the only people capable of sorting Utd. Youth development & graft are whats missing. #bbcfootball

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'LvG will only make a hash of it'

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John Hartson

Former Arsenal striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"If the Glazers, Manchester United’s owners, want to carry on spending and continue to back Louis van Gaal then they must have money to burn, because Van Gaal will only make a hash of it. I really don’t think they have made progress since David Moyes. I would change it now - his recruitment has been poor.

"I don’t speak to Ryan Giggs that regularly, but clearly he will not be happy with the way they are playing. I just wonder how much of an influence he is actually allowed to have – whether he just puts the cone out in training. I wonder if Van Gaal does say from time to time: ‘You know what? You give the team talk, because you are the next manager of Manchester United."

Man City 4-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

Here's the verdict from BBC Radio Manchester's City man...

Home leg second in the last 16 for #mcfc - second half was full of determination, show that in every game and everything will be ok

I'd love to know how many times the back pages changed on tonight's newspapers. I suspect it was pandemonium as the print deadlines approached.

What the papers say

The Daily Mail isn't holding back with their back page on Wednesday...

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Our team is young- we will learn from this. Next season will come back stronger.Come on United!Let's win the league! #MUFC #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball LvG can moan all he likes about the disallowed goal but that wasn't the reason United went out. Whole campaign has been poor.

'LvG would wink to a mirror'

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Louis van Gaal looks dejected
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Times football correspondent Henry Winter: "There have been a lot of Manchester United fans calling for Louis van Gaal to go, but he will continue to be backed by the club.

"Van Gaal is the type of man who looks in a mirror and winks. He admires himself, he admires his CV, and yes he has won major titles across Europe - but the important thing is United still see him as having work to do.

"They will go again, spend more in January and they'll spend more next summer as well."

We've just retraced our steps from earlier. In just three games, there were seven goals in eight minutes. Scenes.

'United's elimination self-inflicted'

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Times football correspondent Henry Winter: “That was very bad. The previous times Manchester United went out of the Champions League at the group stage it was against teams like Barcelona in 1994, with players like Romario in their side. 

"When this draw was made United were rightly confident of going through, but it’s Manchester City who have finished top of a far tougher group, and United go into the Europa League.

"It’s self-inflicted. They should have beaten PSV in their previous game, and they defended poorly here."

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And ex-Reds striker Michael Owen told BT Sport: "This is a worse squad now. The players Louis van Gaal has let go in the last 18 months would beat tonight's team: Rafael, Evans, Evra, Nani, Kagawa, RVP, Nani, Chicarito, Januzaj, Welbeck. Smalling and Carrick would get in."

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Here's what ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand had to say on BT Sport: "It is embarrassing. You don’t want to come out of the house. People are questioning you. If you strip it back this squad needs a hard look. There is no pace or power. People are looking around at each other rather than saying I will drag you through."

Player reaction

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Marouane Fellaini looks dejected
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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini:"It is difficult for us. We are disappointed. We should win against PSV at home. We created a lot of chances. We should win. They scored three goals from set pieces. We should defend better.

"We are not lucky tonight. In the last 10 minutes we played with 10 men (because Smalling was injured). It was more difficult. We have to forget this disappointment quickly. We have to recover quickly and focus on the next game."

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Chanting "Attack, attack" is all good. But after tonight, @ManUtd fans should start shouting "Defend, defend" after scoring! #bbcfootball

David Moyes is free? #BBCFootball #MUFC

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Van Gaal speaks

Louis van Gaal looks dejected
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Louis van Gaal is currently talking to BT Sport. He looks furious - like a bulldog chewing a wasp. I'd hate to sit next to him on the plane home. Best to pretend you're asleep in that situation.

He said the match was "crazy" and the group was "tight". It's fair to say LvG was not happy with the decision to disallow a goal from Jesse Lingard at the end of the first half for offside.

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Dalraj: Now we see why LvG sets the team up in a very compact and defensive way; because when we open up and play expansively we become vulnerable. Manager is good enough but the players aren't, simple.

Alistair: That was one of our better performances of the season & people need to recognise tonight was not the reason we went out. Great performance from the young full-backs particularly. Let's have a go like this in the Premier League more often and fans will be back on board!    

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Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been scathing on BT Sport.

He says how hard he would find it to walk around Manchester after such a result and performance, adding that the current side has no pace, power or resilience.

'LvG has failed'

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John Hartson

Former Arsenal striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"Louis van Gaal has had all that money to spend, and he has failed. They lost their very first game in the group, then failed to beat PSV at home, and only struggled to a win over Wolfsburg at home before tonight.

"I think Bastian Schweinsteiger is a quarter of the player we are used to seeing –that man used to boss games, but now he doesn't have the legs. He can only play in holding midfield, well that's OK but my dad could play there, passing five yards to the left and five to the right.

"Schweinsteiger was bossed tonight and was hauled off. United cannot afford to be a club that just gives players a pay day. They need legs, they need more power in midfield."

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Some key stats from tonight's game.

  • Manchester United have failed to qualify from the CL group stage on four occasions - 94/95, 05/06, 11/12 and this season.
  • Manchester Utd have won only one of their last 10 away games in the Champions League (5-0 v Leverkusen, November 2013), drawing four and losing five.
  • Naldo scored in the Champions League for the first time since 2006.

Who's through?

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Chris Smalling looks dejected
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There's more concerns injury-wise for Manchester United too.

Captain Chris Smalling appeared to be injured when the final whistle went, while Matteo Darmian went off.

If you're going to watch the Reds at Bournemouth on Saturday and can tackle and head the ball, take your boots. You might get a game.

'Embarrassing. Van Gaal has to go'

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Over on BBC Radio 5 live, Manchester United fans are giving their reaction.

Gary: "It's absolutely embarrassing. Louis van Gaal needs to go - there is no way we should be going out of a group like that.

"I've been to Europe with Cristiano Ronaldo in the team, I went to Barcelona [where United won the Champions League in 1999], I went all over when we were playing well. Van Gaal just does not have a team going. Not at all."

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Please @ManUtd let's have @GNev2 as manager at the end of this season. LVG is not letting the team be creative #bbcfootball

Bastian Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United for them big away trips to FC Krasnodar #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Finally proof that our poor play is not all down to Rooney!

Sir Alex Ferguson watches from the stands
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Here's a question, United fans: Would Sir Alex Ferguson have got United through this group with the same set of players?

The Naldo's is on me

Naldo celebrates
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So what's happening here then? Is Wolfsburg's skipper inviting everyone to a post-match party?

Replacing Juan Mata with Nick Powell was not Louis van Gaal's greatest moment.

'Dull and going nowhere'

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Over on BBC Radio 5 live, Manchester United fans are giving their reaction.

Adam: Manchester United have got Sheffield United at home in the FA Cup and I really think it will be one of our lowest attendances. Nobody will go, because we are so dull and we are going absolutely nowhere. There is nothing to be excited about and I don't think we will improve - that's why Louis van Gaal has to go.

"We gave him £250m to spend, and only our goalkeeper would interest a top side. Nick Powell wasn't even good enough for Leicester when he was there."

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So, of the teams who qualified tonight, Manchester City could face Paris St-Germain, PSV Eindhoven or Benfica in the last 16.

A much better proposition than Real Madrid, Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid who qualify alongside Manuel Pellegrini's men as group winners.

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Didn't Memphis Depay leave PSV for Man Utd to improve his chances in the Champions League? #Awkward

'LvG living on reputation'

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John Hartson

Former Arsenal striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"Manchester United fans came on the radio at the beginning of this game and said Louis van Gaal is building, he's putting the foundations down. I’m sorry but I don’t agree with that.

"I think he is living on his reputation. Whatever he has done in the past at big clubs, he is not doing it at United.

"I don't think they have gone forward from the David Moyes era, and the money he has spent is astronomical. Do the owners continue to let him spend?"  

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#MUFC hierarchy has great faith in LVG but right now they're unrecognisable from great sides of past

#MUFC hierarchy has great faith in LVG but right now they're unrecognisable from great sides of past

And let's not forget about the blue half of Manchester. Is this a turning point in their Champions League journey?

They've topped a group containing last year's runners-up (Juventus) and Europa League winners (Sevilla).

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performance isn't surprising, elimination isn't surprising, LvG being there next season would be surprising #bbcfootball

Cant believe I just watched that now comes the blinkered narrow minded Van Gaal out tweets #bbcfootball

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And now for the inquest, Manchester United fans.

Can you take any positives from tonight? What next for LvG?