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Brilliant Bilbao impress Butt

March 16, 2012 09:05:44 UK
Wayne Rooney scored Manchester United's consolation goal in Bilbao.

Manchester United, having been torn to shreds and shown the European exit door by Athletic Bilbao, have now been tormented by criticism from one of their own.

United were totally outplayed in last night's Europa League match and eventually went out 5-3 on aggregate to suffer their worst Euro campaign in many years.

Bilbao were fantastic and United couldn't live with them.

Nicky Butt

And afterwards former midfield ace Nicky Butt was scathing about their performance, declaring that the team had been outplayed in every area of the pitch.

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Butt said: Rio (Ferdinand) must take some responsibility for the first goal because he was out of position but the truth is Bilbao were fantastic and United couldn't live with them. You don't see what you saw tonight very often - a United team made to suffer like that."

Butt isn't sure whether it's a good or bad thing that United are now out of both European competitions, adding: "They can now go to Wolves for a massive match on Sunday knowing they don't have to worry about this competition...whether that's a good or bad thing only time is going to tell.

"What I do know is that Bilbao are a sensational side and we saw several world stars out there tonight - they would have beaten many of the top teams."

Bilbao are now 2.10 to win the Europa League while United can be backed at 7.50 to retain their Premier League crown.

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