Manchester United

CR7 had another night to forget at Old Trafford. Image: Oli Scarff / AFP

ICYMI: Man United lost another football match last night

Man United saw their recent impressive run come to an abrupt halt last night. Erik Ten Hag, Benni McCarthy and co will hope this is just a minor blip.

Manchester United

CR7 had another night to forget at Old Trafford. Image: Oli Scarff / AFP

Man United began their Europa League campaign last night with a defeat to Real Sociedad.

They had gone on an impressive four-match winning streak recently, including wins over Liverpool and Arsenal. That streak was a welcome one for Erik Ten Hag. United had made a disastrous start with two defeats at the outset of the season.

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United lost their first two top-flight assignments against Brighton and Brentford but then scored wins over Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester and high-flying Arsenal.

First-team attacking coach Benni McCarthy would have been encouraged by his side’s recent run in the Premier League. However, it’s now back to the drawing board for their trip to Crystal Palace.

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Man United haunted by David Silva again

It’s safe to say that ex-Man City playmaker David Silva enjoyed his trips to Old Trafford while he was in the Premier League. He was integral to Sociedad’s win at Old Trafford last night on the opening night of the Europa League group stages.

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva is still worth his weight in gold.

It’s widely expected that Premier League fixtures scheduled for this weekend are going to be postponed. Britain will mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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