Spanish side Sevilla made Manchester United to pay for their profiigacy in front of goal in their Europa League semi-final tie.
Sevilla enjoyed another special night after coming from behind to reach Friday’s final with a 2-1 win in Cologne.
Sevilla dashed Manchester United’s hope of grabbing a major league title.
Suso’s strike for Sevilla cancelled out Bruno Fernandes‘s early penalty in a fiercely contested first half.
But United made and wasted almost all the big chances after the break.
Bono produced a string of stunning saves before Luuk De Jong turned home Jesus Navas cross 12 minutes from time.
Consequently, Victor Lindelöf and Fernandes angrily squared up to each other in the United defence.
Each tried to shirk the blame for a collapse that had been collectively mismanaged.
To lose one semi-final might be considered unfortunate. To lose two a coincidence. But in United’s third unsuccessful attempt to grease their season with silverware could be identified a clear pattern running through the club.
However, United has already secured their place in the Champions League next season by finishing third in the Premier League.
But their three-year wait for a trophy continues and a third semi-final defeat of the season exposed the work that still lies ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to restore the Red Devils to their former glories.
Sevilla have now won 25 of their last 26 Europa League knockout ties. So, they see themselves as destined to win the competition for a sixth time when they face Inter Milan.