Fenerbahce piled more misery on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United as the Turkish giants defeated the woeful Red Devils by 2-1 to take the top spot in Group A and leave the English outfit in danger of Europa League elimination.
The home team started the proceedings in the best possible way when their striker Moussa Sow found the back of the net within 65 seconds with a world class overhead kick. United were dominating the possession but failed to create any danger in the opposition’s half. Their night became even more painful when Paul Pogba went off with a leg injury inside half hour. Any hopes of making a comeback were looking bleak after Jeremain doubled Fenerbahce’s lead with a brilliant curled free-kick just before the hour mark.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal from 25 yards in the 89th minute but it was too late for a comeback as the hosts held on to register a memorable victory.
The second defeat in four games means United are third in their group- one point behind leaders Feyenoord and Fenerbahce – with two games left.
As expected, United fans were left furious with another dismal performance from Jose Mourinho’s men and took to Twitter to express their frustration:
You can't deny United are progressing under Mourinho. That goal came ages after Pedro's.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) November 3, 2016
I NEED TO PUNCH SOMETHING… #mufc
— Vyron R. Turner (@VyronR) November 3, 2016
— PrinceHusso (@PrinceHussoA) November 3, 2016
Coincidence that Pogba gets injured during the same week they announce Vine is getting shut down.
— Sam (@omfgsam) November 3, 2016
Pogba injured, Herrera suspended. Schweinsteiger will be captain soon if he hangs around long enough.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) November 3, 2016
If Rooney's over the hill, Zlatan's rolling down it.
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) November 3, 2016
These #Mufc players should donate a weeks wages to the poor,needy or even copious amount of food to a foodbank!No way wages are being earnt
— الياس (@ily_patel) November 3, 2016
— Avinash M (@avinashgm) November 3, 2016
If results don't improve between now and the end of this month, Mourinho has to walk, end of, I don't care how long he's been with us #mufc
— Benedict MUFC (@IamDjAxel) November 3, 2016
Embarrassing performance by many players out there tonight. Simply not good enough, Rooney fought on his own at the end there.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) November 3, 2016
Man United are stuck in a malaise. Two goals in four games – despite 71 shots and loads of possession. Worrying loss tonight. #mufc
— Arindam Rej (@ARejSport) November 3, 2016
One decent goal from otherwise poor Rooney…that's the only positive. Even de Gea out of form but who wouldn't be behind that defence?
— Peter Spencer (@PeteSpencer007) November 3, 2016