Erik Ten Hag has opened his Europa League campaign with a shock defeat to Real Sociedad at Old Trafford, MySportDab reports
The first half began with Manchester United dominating the game, but the Red Devils created little chance, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo making his second appearance after 20 years.
The Red Devils came close to a lead in the 34th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo’s header was ruled as an offside with the scoreline standing at 0-0.
Manchester United was the better side although no clear chance was created wine Fred making some woeful mistakes that sterilized Man United’s midfield
Manchester United’s goalkeeper, on the other end, was more of a spectator in the other end as Real Sociedad did not have a shot on target and were less convincing with the ball when charging forward.
With an unimpressive display by both sides, the first half ended on a barren draw.
The second half was equally dragging as the Red Devils were less convincing and were not creating clear chances.
But they continued to dominate possession in the game and were pressing their visitors back for a goal.
Real Sociedad continued to hold on as they try to drag the game to a goalless need to pick a point at Old Trafford.
Mendez’s 59th-minute spot-kick was all the visitors needed to secure a win as all efforts by the Red Devils to equalizer went futile.
The game ended with Erik Ten Hag suffering a shock defeat to Real Sociedad.