Manchester United's Champions League exit has cost them enough money to buy a new squad player

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes stares down at the ground following defeat to Bayern Munich
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Manchester United have been left counting the cost of their latest disappointment after being knocked out of European competition much sooner than expected.

Although they had budgeted for reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this season, United took just four points from six games to finish bottom of their group. 

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.