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United struggle with deep-sitting sides

The Champions League semi-finalists were vanquished. Julian Nagelsmann, the managerial prodigy Real Madrid had wanted, suffered the heaviest defeat of his career.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacted to a 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig by wondering how far Manchester United could go in Europe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 01, 2020, with the headline 'United struggle with deep-sitting sides'. Print Edition | Subscribe