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The true cost of Man Utd being knocked out of the Champions League: Up to £45m in prize money, no blockbuster matches and fading status as a top club

Manchester United had missed the sound of that familiar and stirring anthem, but just three months after returning to the Champions League, the Red Devils are already heading for the exit door.

After a series of games that have been highly-entertaining for neutrals but unbearable for fans, Erik ten Hag's side needed a miracle on Tuesday to stay in the competition. Instead, they barely mustered a whimper against Bayern Munich and have finished bottom of Group A, below Copenhagen and Galatasaray as they even failed to fall into the Europa League.

United only have themselves to blame after winning just one of their six matches and conceding a remarkable 15 goals in the process, the joint-worst defensive record in the competition along with Royal Antwerp.

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