By Alan Duffy
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Manchester United – Europa League – 15th March 2012
Manchester United crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday after being beaten 2-1 away at Athletic Bilbao. To be fair, United were thoroughly outplayed by the Spaniards, something Sir Alex Ferguson even admitted after the game.
Lanky Spanish international Fernando “Two L’s” Llorente opened the scoring on 23 minutes courtesy of a superb volley after another star of the show, Iker Muniain, had already hit the post on 14 minutes.