United new boy Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez again caught the eye for Mexico on Sunday evening, but his smartly-taken goal was merely a consolation as Argentina overcame Javier Aguirre's side in controversial circumstances.
Carlos Tevez was glaringly offside when he opened the scoring, only for the goal to stand, while a defensive slip allowed Gonzalo Higuain to double the lead before half-time. Diego Maradona's side were out of sight when Tevez lashed in a brilliant third, but Chicharito salvaged a modicum of pride for El Tri.
Spinning away from Nicolas Burdisso with a sumptuous first touch, the 22-year-old advanced on goal and lashed an unstoppable left-footed finish high into the roof of the net, capping another impressive display of neat touches and elusive movement.
Nevertheless, it is Argentina who now meet Germany in the last eight, and Sunday's defeats for Mexico and England mean United no longer have any playing representation at the 2010 World Cup. Read ManUtd.com's World Cup blogs to see how we followed the fortunes of United's players in South Africa.