Is there a better team in European football capable of hanging onto a 1-0 than Atlético Madrid ?
Following a decent first-half showing from the Premier League side, a 41st Renan Lodi header seemed to suck the belief from the men from Old Trafford as Atleti managed the second half to perfection, letting the home side have possession in the centre of the park with little or nothing of concern for Jan Oblak bar a Jadon Sancho speculative volley.
Rangnick threw caution to the wind as the clock ticked down and not even the introduction of Cavani, Matic or Rashford delivered the desired effect and it was Atleti who looked like the side more likely to strike with swift counter-attacking play.
Atleti march on and will take their place in Friday's quarter-final draw along with tonight's other winners Benfica. Another disappointing season beckons at Old Trafford with all efforts at the club now set to be centered on securing an all important fourth place finish in the Premier League that would guarantee Champions League football next season.