The Spanish side, Sevilla, on Sunday ended Manchester United’s quest for another Europa League glory after defeating the English Premier League side 2-1 in the semi-final tie played in Cologne, Germany.
United was made to pay for missed chances after Sevilla came from behind to keep hope alive for a record-extending fourth Europa League success.
Bruno Fernandes’s early penalty was cancelled out by Suso’s strike for Sevilla in a fiercely contested first half.
But United made and wasted almost all the big chances after the break as Bono produced a string of stunning saves until substitute Luuk De Jong turned home Jesus Navas cross 12 minutes from time.
United had already secured a place in the Champions League next season by finishing third in the Premier League, but the club three-year wait for a trophy continues and a third semi-final defeat of the season exposed the work that still lies ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to restore the former English champion to its former glories.
Sevilla will meet the winner of the second semi-final between Shaktar Donetsk and Inter Milan in Friday’s final.