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How much Champions League elimination cost Manchester United?

Erik ten Hag at Man Utd
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The Red Devils were knocked out of the European tournament after a home defeat against Bayern Munich.

Manchester United are hit with a significant budget blow after failing to reach the Champions League’s knockout stage.

The Red Devils struggled to crack open Bayern Munich’s solid defensive line when the two sides met at Old Trafford on Tuesday. A second-half goal from Kingsley Coman then sealed United’s destiny in Europe as they finished fourth in the tournament’s Group A.

Reaching the knockout stage would’ve provided United with a £16m boost ahead of the winter transfer window. Ten Hag’s men could have increased the club’s earnings from the competition to £28m by reaching the quarter-finals.

According to a report from Daily Mail, United are looking to sell players to make up for the loss this January. Casemiro, Raphael Varane, and Donny van de Beek are reported to be on Ten Hag’s sell list ahead of the second half of the season. However, it won’t be easy for the Red Devils to find suitable offers for these players before the next summer.

Following an inconsistent start to the season, United hope to bolster their squad in January. But the club’s hierarchy changes, and Ten Hag’s vulnerable position will make it harder for them to attract new players mid-season.