Manchester United’s Europa League campaign started in the worst possible manner as they lost 1-0 away to Feyenoord.
United were looking to bounce back from the defeat they suffered at the hands of arch- rivals Manchester City last weekend but they produced one more lacklustre performance to lose their second game in a row.
Looking to keep his team fresh for the Premier League clash against Watford on Sunday, United boss Jose Mourinho made eight changes from the team that lost to Manchester City but the display would give him a lot to worry about. Anthony Martial shot going wide was the closest they could come to scoring in the first-half. Marcus Rashford, who was given the start failed to impress and was subbed off. New signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was on the bench, came on during the second half but could not help his team find the equaliser. He was looking sharp but could not find a goal. The defeat means the Red Devils have lost four successive European away games in a row for the first time.
Meanwhile, Feyenoord continue their perfect start to the season and won their sixth game on the trot. Nicolai Jorgensen crossed for Tonny Vilhena to drive in Feyenoord’s late winner.
Here is how Twitter reacted to this match:
— Katami Michelle (@MichKatami) September 15, 2016
— DJ AGENT M (@DjAgentM) September 15, 2016
— Stephen Rea (@srea541) September 15, 2016
— Sport360° (@Sport360) September 15, 2016
— Proud MURTAD (@ATHEIST_Blessed) September 15, 2016
By the time manu fans realized the reason mourinho was sacked at Chelsea it will be too late and catastrophic. #FEYMUN
— LIBUG (@dilimkay) September 15, 2016
— Alankrith Shankar (@AlanzArena) September 15, 2016
Losing to #Feyenoord in Europa league = Priceless
— Vïn (@HeroicMesut) September 15, 2016
— Richard Scheffel (@Richard_058) September 15, 2016
— d e v ✨ (@sapphicmoons) September 15, 2016
— Brian C⚽⚽K (@SoccerwithBrian) September 15, 2016
Insomniac: 'Bet NOTHING can put me to sleep'.
— Nikhil (@red_devil22) September 15, 2016
— Manchester United (@ManUtds_News) September 15, 2016