Erik Ten Hag’s Man United have recorded their first defeat to Atletico Madrid after being defeated 1-0, MySportDab reports.
The first began with Erik Ten Hag preparing to meet one of the most formidable preseason opponents apart from Liverpool.
The ball was set rolling as the game kicked off, with both sides approaching the game with much tactical display and carefulness.
Man United were more aggressive than their Atletico Madrid counterpart, with Erik Ten Hag’s high press coming into play.
Man United dominated possessions taking the game to their opponents with much effort and passion.
The Spanish giants on the side did what they knew best – resilient defending against a tactically adept Man United side.
Despite much pressure from the Reds Devils, they could not find the back of the net as the first half drew to a close.
The first half ended 0-0, with both sides going into the break with ni goal.
The second half kicked off with both sides approaching the game with more attacking and menacing counterattacks.
Manchester United attempted much effort to break through the Atletico Madrid defense, all to no avail.
Man United continued to press harder for a goal as they continued to dominate possession.
Both sides created fewer chances, with Atletico Madrid relying on the counterattack to threaten the United defense.
The efforts of the Spanish giants paid off in the 88th minute when Joao Felix scored to give Diego Simeone’s side the lead.
Man United increased their attacking pace in search of an equaliser without success as the game ended in a 1-0 win for the Spanish side.