Manchester United slipped to a 2-1 Europa League last-32 defeat to FC Midtjylland on a miserable night for Louis van Gaal who also lost goalkeeper David de Gea to injury.
Paul Onuachu’s 77th minute goal shocked Manchester United to give FC Midtjylland a deserved first-leg lead in the Europa League round of 32. Memphis Depay opened the scoring in the first half before Pione Sisto hit back only six minutes later to leave the scores level at half time. But thirteen minutes from time FC Midtjylland deservedly took the lead as substitute Paul Onuachu downed Louis van Gaal’s side. That means the Danish side take a slender lead to Old Trafford ahead of the second leg next week. Manchester United suffered a massive blow during the warm up when goalkeeper David De Gea turned his ankle while making a save, meaning Sergio Romero took his place between the sticks.
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.