Manchester United’s mess of a season hit a new, painful low on Thursday night, with Louis van Gaal’s charges going down 2-1 away to Danish minnows FC Midtjylland in the Europa League Last 32.
After the game, Paul Onuachu, who scored the second goal for the club who only came into existence in 1999, revealed that he (like everyone else) expected more from the Red Devils, words which will have added insult to their significant injury.
With an injury-ravaged squad, van Gaal was forced to field a mix-and-match side, with the situation made even worse by an injury to David De Gea in the warm-up. However, back-up ‘keeper Sergio Romero had a decent game, making this fabulous stop from Onuachu in the second-half…
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The visitors looked shaky in the first-half, but did take the lead on 37 minutes when Memphis Depay netted courtesy of a scrappy effort.
However, Midtjylland drew level just before the break, courtesy of a deflected Pione Sisto effort.
Then, in the second-half, United’s ramshackle defending allowed Paul Onuachu to fire home the winner for the Danes, a goal which adds yet another nail in the coffin of van Gaal’s Old Trafford adventure.
While United still have every chance of overturning the deficit and making it into the last 16 of the competition, the manner of the defeat in Denmark highlights just how far the once mighty Mancunians have fallen.
Here’s the Onuachu post-match interview with those stinging words…
Can van Gaal last until the end of the season?