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Oh dear, what a nightmare Sunday was.
United were hammered by Liverpool at home on Sunday on a scoreline of 0-5, and only for Liverpool took their foot off the pedal it would have been worse.
Fernandes should have put United ahead on 3 mins but he blasted his effort wide and a minute later Kieta didn't miss, slotting past De Gea. Jota made it 2-0 on 13mins after some horrendous defending from Maguire & Shaw. Salah made it 3-0 on 38mins before he scored again in first half stoppage time.
Boos echoed around Old Trafford as United left the field at half time, and indeed the Sky cameras were delighted to show fans streaming out of the ground in disgust.
Pogba came on at half time for Greenwood but there was to be no comeback, Salah hammered the final nail in the coffin on 50mins when he scored after Pogba was robbed in midfield. Ronaldo did find the net only for VAR to chalk it off for offside and things got worse for Pogba on 61mins when VAR advised the Ref to view the pitch side monitor and he saw red for his challenge on Kieta.
Liverpool dominated the game and were always in total control, this was a very dark day for Ole & United, the gulf on a day like this is huge.
Naturally the attention turns to Ole, his tactics, his coaching, and if he will be replaced.
Champions League: ah what a night we had on Wednesday 20 October as United came from 0-2 to beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League in Old Trafford.
It was a game to two halves, United were overrun in midfield in the first half and Atalanta scored twice to to go in 2-0 up at the break. Despite the scoreline and the first half performance United did have chances, with Fred and Rashford having 2 apiece. Things improved after the break and when Fernandes cliped a brilliant pass around the corner to Rashford he ran onto it and superbly finished th the far post on 53mins. Maguire leveled on 75mins when he fired home Cavaini's flick on after Atalanta failed to clear a corner. Then on 81mins up stepped Ronaldo who headed United into the lead with a brilliant Ronaldo type header from an equally brilliant cross from Shaw.
Yes it was a poor first half, but this was a game United deserved to win. United now sit top of the group on 6 points ahead of matchday 4 and a trip to Atalanta in the beautuful city of Bergamo.
The Group Fixtures are as follows:
Tues 2 Nov Atalanta v United
Tues 23 Nov Villarreal v United
Wed 8 Dec United v Young Boys
Match Tickets: A small number of match tickets are available for the following games:
v Young Boys 8 December
v Brighton 18 December
v Burnley 28 December
v Wolves 1 January
to qualify for match tickets you must be a registered member, you can register and buy membership at manutd.com/membership, get in touch if interested.
League Cup: United lost at home to West Ham on Wed 22 September and exited the League Cup.
Ole made 11 changes for this game, giving valuable minutes to players but a poor start saw West Ham take the lead on 9mins and despite an improvement in the performance with pleanty of chance created United couldn't find the equalizer.
With the new season under way we ask for all outstanding member to renew their membership asap. Any person interested in attending a game this season, you must become a member.
United have 2 types of Membership, (Premium is SOLD OUT), Full & Lite Membership for the upcoming 2021/22 season
Premium Membership Pack
Full Membership Pack
Adult Pack (over 16 years of age) includes Beanie Hat, Scarf, Laptop sticker & Pinbadge,
Junior Pack for 11-15 year olds Includes: Rucksack, snood, bluetooth headphones, keyring, pen and pin badge
for 5 10 year olds Includes: Drawstring bag, sports bottle, filled pencil tin and bag buddy
for 1 - 4 year olds Includes: Rucksack, pop-up goal, mini football and door plaque
Also included with each pack: Digital Membership Card, Digital 2020/21 Yearbook, Home Match Ticket Access, Away Match Ticket Access, European Away Access, Digital Matchday Programme, Museum & Tour Discount of 50%, Red Café Discount of 10%, Megastore & United Direct Discount (exclusions apply) 10%.
Full Membership prices:
Adults (18 +): € 55.00
Young Adults aged 16 and 17 years : € 50.00
Children under 16 years: €35.00
Over sixty-five : € 50.00
above - Adult pack