Europa League: Manchester United In Shock Midtjylland Loss

man uIt was Manchester United who bit the dust in their  trip to Denmark to face minnow, Midtjylland. Louis Van Gaal’s side had taken the lead in the 37th minute before Sisto drew level in the 44th minute.

The visitors’ preparations for the game were disrupted in the warm-up when De Gea limped out of proceedings and was replaced by Sergio Romero who made a handful of fine saves, but was unable to preserve a result.
Starting in place of Wayne Rooney, Memphis Depay snatched the lead for United but they were pegged back before half-time when Pione Sisto’s deflected shot flew into the bottom corner.

The Premier League side, who were perhaps fortunate not to see young Donald Love sent off, seemed content to sit back in the closing stages and were punished when Onuachu drilled low past Romero from the edge of the box.
United fans had baulked at £71 tickets before the game, but their ire will likely switch back to Van Gaal’s inability to get the best out his team after another sorry show.

Midtjylland threw on striker Onuachu and he forced Romero into a stunning save high to his left with a powerful header from 12 yards within a minute of coming on. But the towering striker made United pay late on, poking the ball away from Mata before rolling a low shot into the corner beyond Romero’s reach and securing a famous win for the Danish side.

United will now look to overturn a one-goal deficit when the two teams clash at Old Trafford in two weeks time.

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