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Last season’s group stage exit from the UEFA Champions League showed just how soft Manchester United were this time last year.
When the Red Devils dropped down to the UEFA Europa League, many fans thought they’d waltz to the trophy. Again, they showed their weaknesses. Ajax tested them to the limit, then Athletic Bilbao pushed them over the edge.
When Los Leones walked onto the turf at Old Trafford and completely outplayed the 19-time champions, many were simply shocked. Well, Braga did something similar this evening.
But United rallied and fought their way back into the game from a 2-0 deficit, showing calm, poise and the ability to break play up when facing a team adept at knocking it around.