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3 key takeaways for Manchester United after their capitulation against Sevilla

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United suffered humiliating defeat against Sevilla as they were knocked out of Champions League
United suffered humiliating defeat against Sevilla as they were knocked out of Champions League

Tuesday night's defeat has been described as one of the worst in European history for Manchester United, after they were dumped out of the Champions League RO16 by Sevilla. The inquest into the defeat has already begun, with some calling for Alexis Sanchez to be dropped while others are pointing the finger at Jose Mourinho.

United set up negatively against the Spanish side and their lack of attacking intent and ambition infuriated the United fans, as it was bound to.

Manchester United have failed to score more than once in a Champions League tie against a Spanish side since April 2003. This unwanted run continued as in the away leg, United secured a goalless draw against a side that has shipped in five goals on five separate occasions, and have a minus goal difference in La Liga.

Wissam Ben Yedder's strikes in the 74th minute & 78th minute respectively delivered the sucker punch to the Red devils' hope of reaching the quarterfinals since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

#3 Marcus Rashford is not a right winger

Marcus Rashford struggled at Right Wing against Sevilla
Marcus Rashford struggled at right wing against Sevilla

After a man of the match display against Liverpool, Marcus Rashford was banished out to the right wing for this match - a position he has rarely thrived in. And he stayed there.

Gareth Southgate bizarrely started Rashford on the right for England against Slovakia back in September. Despite a lot of things being said about Southgate's supposed limitations as a manager, he was humble enough to rectify his mistake and pushed Rashford over to the left after he gave the ball away for Slovakia's shock opener.

The youngster responded immediately. The 20-year-old then created a goal and scored another.

Rashford has terrorized countless full-backs from the left- Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold being his latest victim, as Rashford embarrassed him on Saturday with a chop-and-hit.

Despite being right-footed, and remarkably fast, Rashford just never looks all that comfortable playing on the right wing. The 20-year-old almost stutters as he approaches a one-on-one with a full-back.

But why then, is he being started on the right? The reason becomes evident as we move on to the next slide.

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