Manchester United fans react furiously on Twitter after being knocked out of Europe by Liverpool

Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal's side drew 1-1 on the night at Old Trafford to lose 3-1 on aggregate and crash out of the Europa League.

Manchester United's poor season suffered another huge blow on Wednesday night as they crashed out of the Europa League at the last-16 stage with a 3-1 aggregate defeat to rivals Liverpool.

The Red Devils faced an uphill task in front of their own fans after goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino consigned them to a 2-0 loss in the first leg at Anfield a week ago.

Old Trafford was a cauldron of noise as the match started at frenetic pace, and the home side began to dominate as the first half wore on, missing several good chances to take the lead.

They did get themselves right back in the tie just after the half hour mark when Nathaniel Clyne fouled Anthony Martial and striker converted from the spot to ramp up the atmosphere further.

However, United were dealt the killer blow after a flurry of chances before the break when Philippe Coutinho skipped past Guillermo Varela and dinked the ball inside David de Gea's near post to leave the hosts needing to score three.

The pace of the game continued after the break but by then, in truth, Louis van Gaal's side were already beaten as they came out on the losing side of the first ever European tie between the two teams.

The football on offer from the hosts was arguably better than most of the fare on offer at Old Trafford this season, but unsurprisingly that did little to assuage the anger of United fans on Twitter after the match, with the club getting it from all angles.

Plenty blamed Van Gaal:

Some blamed the players:

For others, however, there are far deeper-rooted issues than just underwhelming displays on the pitch.

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