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Diego Simeone hit with bottles by angry Man Utd fans after snubbing Ralf Rangnick handshake

Diego Simeone gets hit with bottles by angry Man Utd fans after he was seen snubbing a handshake from Ralf Rangnick on Tuesday night.

Renan Lodi scored the only goal of the game as the La Liga giants beat the Red Devils 2-1 on aggregate, booking their place in the quarter-finals.

Simeone made a quick run as soon as the final whistle blew, something of which the Argentine has made a habit of doing throughout his managerial career.

However he was targeted by a section of the Old Trafford faithful, who could be seen throwing bottles in the direction of the manager as he made his way to the tunnel.

Simeone didn’t stop to react to what was going on and instead carried on legging it down the tunnel and towards the away changing room to wait for his squad.

Manchester United crash out of the Champions League after a 1-0 home defeat to Atletico Madrid saw them beaten 2-1 on aggregate.

Renan Lodi’s first-half header sent Diego Simeone’s side into the quarter-finals as Ralf Rangnick’s team endured a frustrating evening with the trophy drought continuing.

Anthony Elanga had appeared to be taken down in the build-up to the only goal, but overlal United lacked the spark at the other end that was required to break down a strong Atletico Madrid side.

Player ratings

Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (5), Varane (6), Maguire (5), Telles (6), McTominay (6), Fred (7), Fernandes (6), Elanga (7), Ronaldo (6), Sancho (6).

Subs: Rashford (5), Matic (6), Pogba (6), Cavani (n/a), Mata (n/a).

Atletico Madrid: Oblak (7), Gimenez (8), Savic (7), Reinildo (7), Llorente (8), De Paul (7), Herrera (7), Koke (7), Renan Lodi (8), Joao Felix (7), Griezmann (7).

Subs: Kondogbia (6), Felipe (n/a), Correa (n/a).

Man of the match: Renan Lodi.

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick speaking to BT Sport: “I think we played a very good first half – exactly the way we wanted to play with a high energy level but we couldn’t convert that into one or two goals.

“We had a few good moments where we should have scored but we didn’t. Conceding that counter-attacking goal just before half time didn’t make life any easier.

“It was hard in the second half and always interupted. There was always somebody lying on the floor. I would also say some curious refereeing decisions. I wouldn’t say they were decisive but at least he fell too often for those time-wasting antics and four minutes at the end added on was a joke for me.”

 “Anyway, a very good first half and the second half was difficult to find the rhythm again.

“We know they are good at defending leads. We had one or two moments in the second half and there was a brilliant save from the goalkeeper. We were fully aware that against this team you need to score the first goal yourself.

“That was a foul for sure on Anthony Elanga but the referee and the linesman didn’t see it that way. For me that was the only real moment, and the offside goal, that they scored with. Apart from that, we defended well and we were compact in their transition moments. There is nothing I can blame the team for in the first half.”

Ralf Rangnick to BT Sport on closing the Premier League gap to Liverpool/Manchester City/Chelsea: “It’s now too early. We still have another nine games to play in the Premier League. We will try to finish off this season in the highest possible level.

“We want to qualify for the Champions League again and we’re fully aware that to do that we have to win most of those nine games.

“Right now to think about how we can close the gap to the top teams is too early. My focus is on finishing the highest possible level with this team then it is time to speak about other things.”

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to BT Sport: “We are really disappointed with the result. It’s difficult to put into words how we feel now at the moment. We did not enough in both games to win it. It’s a very disappointing day for us.

“They are a team with a lot of experience. They know how to play those Champions League games. They scored a goal then are a tough team so it was hard for us to create chances. We are out of one of the most important competitions so we are very sad.”

On Atletico being defensive when they went 1-0 up: “Of course. As soon as they scored the goal they put the whole team in front of Jan Oblak. They are a very defensive team and it’s difficult to score against them. We tried until the end but it was not enough.”

On the referee: “I do not want to speak about the referee. Everyone watching can see and we cannot change it. It was not enough.”

On not winning a trophy for five years: “Of course it’s not good enough. It’s hard for the club, for us and the fans. It’s really hard. This is where we are at the moment. It’s a difficult situation. We have to keep fighting. I feel very sad. But we were not good enough.”

Atletico Madrid captain Koke: “We deserved the win in the first leg, but fought so hard here to get what we deserved from this tie.

“We want to go far in the competition and it’s incredible to still be in it. It’s important for us to still be in the Champions League in what’s an up-and-down season.

“For me, Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world. He’s shown it once again tonight.”


Paul Scholes on BT Sport: “How [Ralf Rangnick] was chosen to be manager of this club, I don’t know.

“Getting a proper coach for this team is a massive thing. There’s some real talent in this squad.

“The very first thing this club needs to do to get anywhere near winning the league again is getting in a proper coach who works for this team.”

Chris Waddle said: “Manchester United have got a lot of rebuilding to do. They have got to put their focus on getting into the top four and make sure of Champions League football next season.

“Harry Maguire, his decison making, he put David de Gea in a problem and the crowd get on his back. When he gets subbed 10 minutes later the crowd cheer.

“The players have been here too long, a lot of them. They used to have a great production line of kids, people like Marcus Rashford look like they don’t want to be here – he has definitely lost something, they need a scouting system which identifies younger players and brings them in.”

Twitter users reacted at Diego Simeone being hit with bottles by angry Man Utd fans after snubbing Ralf Rangnick handshake…

@sirjsphflrnz: and they said “Give us Bayern” 😭🤣

@cemetry_gates: Surprised he didn’t catch one and take a swig.

@parteyismo: Simeone is gonna sleep tonight better than he has slept in years. United fans think they’re tough, Cholo lives for this shit. Outclasses your team in your stadium and exits like Muhammad Ali.

@Rikki_Turner: Surprised he didn’t roll around on the floor for 15 mins like the rest of his squad

@jasonwong_21: He’d just be copying Bruno then.

@wwfcscott: Salty man utd fans launching things at Simeone cus they lost🧂🧂🧂

@stephen19browne: He absolutely loved every single minute of that

@nstokeswaters: He never shakes hands with any manager after the game.

@RealTalkMCFC: United fans throwing stuff at Simeone- disgusting club, disgusting fan base.

@OsmanZtheGooner: Why are United fans throwing objects on Simeone? Lool they should be throwing it on their players. Didn’t do anything after Atletico scored. Just 1 chance (Varane header)

@Biggies_MaIIs: Gary Neville : “This is a knock-on effect from the European Super League debacle. Atletico were one of the drivers of that and I think Utd fans are well within their rights to show their feelings on that matter to Simeone. There’s something not quite right at Liverpool.”

@StokeyyG2: United fans chucking things at Simeone, let’s remember who’s into the Quarter Finals and who isn’t.

@Afcsammmm: That is fucking disgraceful that launching bottles at Simeone, should be made to play without fans for that

@parteyismo: Hope the English media saw how cans and drinks were thrown on Simeone when he ran down the pitch. Hope those fucking journalists saw it, the losers who cry about handshakes at the end of games
If it was the other way around, you wouldn’t hear the end of how Atleti fans are thugs.

@MCFC_Trey: No way the United fans were chucking stuff at Simeone who outclassed them all game. Have some respect. I hope that club dies. Embarrassing

@Christianjw92: Every single one of those Man United fans who threw stuff at Simeone would absolutely shit themselves if he turned on them

@knoller2: Disgusting that from Utd fans. Throwing things at Simeone. @UEFA .. mind u we are still waiting for
@premierleague to punish them for invading their own stadium

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