Europa League 2019: FC Astana 2-1 Manchester United

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Europa League 2019 Manchester United vs FC Astana highlights – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s experiment failed miserably as his young time lost to FC Astana in a Kazhakistan on a cold night. This game was just a showing that suggested how far this team has fallen in the last 6 years, ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Astana was still without a win in this Europa League campaign and had only scored one goal in this competition till last night.

europa league 2019 manchester united vs fc astana highlights

To put things into perspective FC Astana was founded in the year 2009. Manchester United during that time had Cristiano Ronaldo with them and was one of the best clubs in the world. When analysts and fans will look at the record books for Manchester United, they won’t find out that they lost to Astana because of an experimental lineup. This dent will remain with United now.

Europa League 2019 Manchester United vs FC Astana highlights

The reason for Ole to mix up the things was to rest his key players for the match against Aston Villa in the premier league. The captain for the night, Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United the lead as he drilled the ball inside the net in the 10th minute of the game. Luke Shaw was also given his return to Manchester United. He looked decent during the night and Jesse in his goal.

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Europa League 2019 Manchester United vs FC Astana highlights – The young squad enjoyed more possession on the ball as compared to the opponents. But, the lack of creating goal-scoring opportunities came to bite them as Dmitry Shomko brought Astana on an equal level on 55 minutes, just 38 seconds after Tahith Chong spurned a glorious chance to double the visitors’ lead. Debutant Di’Shon Bernard’s unfortunate own goal seven minutes later then sealed Astana’s first Europa League points of the season and their first win over English opposition as United tasted defeat in Europe for the first time in this campaign.

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Europa League 2019 Manchester United vs FC Astana highlights – United will be ending their Europa League campaign at home to AZ Alkmaar on December 12 while Astana will travel to Partizan at the same time. Ole, at the end of the game, described his feelings about the match, he said that the result left him disappointed but the performance from the youngsters was impressive and with time they will get better.

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