Manchester United lost the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time this season and lost 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night. A strange half in the standings allowed Dembe Ba to open it before Edin Whisk scored the second goal after a clever dummy of Ba in the 40th minute. Anthony Martial got up to bring the visitors back into the game before the break, but United, who had never been quoted, was able to tie in the second 45.
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When United came out in the first half of the last period, they did so with a spectacular goal line, combined with a few nice passes in one or two runs that helped them. After playing in the second half they became much more patient and structured to prepare for a possible attack on the Turkish champions.
The overconfidence of the Red Devils was sometimes a bit surprising, and it is one of the main reasons for the 2-0 deficit. They took a break, and every time Istanbul came over the counter, there was a real concern that they would give in.
Score of 10 for managers
4 — The beginning of the XI. Ole Gunnar Solsker’s team was experimental, and that probably had something to do with their first two group wins at PSG and RB Leipzig. Unfortunately the team dynamics didn’t work and when Plan A didn’t work, the Norwegian chose five random replacements and hoped for the best.
Player ranking (1-10; 10 = the best players registered after 70 minutes are not ranked)
GK Dean Henderson, 6 — The substitute goalkeeper was present between the sticks, although he could have handled the hosts’ second goal better.
DF Luke Shaw, 6… From being away for whiskey to helping with martial titles, it was a mixed day at the office for Shaw. One of the great American forces looking for a spirit level.
DF Harry Maguire, 5 years old – Maguire’s lack of spatial awareness was revealed after he was unable to return to the can opener, and he was sidelined for a second.
DF Axel Tuanzebe, 4 — The young man really struggled in every way, whether it was the Ba-sign, the presence in the air, or the chance that he wasn’t sent back after the failure of the first half.
DF Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 5 — He had to strive for more consistency in his crosses and in the defense, he had to know he had to win back the first goal before the counterattack.
MF Nemanja Matić, 4 — A Serb got caught taking a nap from Ba, came back in the middle and almost got a penalty in the first half.
Fault! The file name is not specified. The shape of Bruno Fernandes has recently dropped, with the Portuguese being particularly weak at the ball in Istanbul Basaksehir. Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP on Getty Images)
MF Bruno Fernandez, 4 – His footwork was impressive, but Fernandez’ one-dimensional style hindered United and prevented him from giving them a creative advantage. He played Mata in trouble the day before his second goal.
MF Juan Mata, 4 — The little wizard looked completely out of place and his touch and time were questionable as he showed when he gave the ball for the second decisive goal.
MF Donny van de Beek, 7 — The Dutchman held his ball well, got stuck when he needed it and opened the game several times.
FW Marcus Rashford, 5 — He received very little service and focused on opening the door for Martial to have more opportunities to attack.
FW Anthony Martial, 7 — After Martial scored early in the game, he was able to put United back in the game with a good title just before the break.
DF Timothy Fosu-Mensah, N/R — After an error on the 85th. minute, which would probably have made the result impossible, it was fixed properly.
Six-year-old MF Scott McTominay — sat on his belly, picked up the ball several times and kept the pace in midfield.
MF Paul Pogba, 5 — He hit the ball far enough, but didn’t push United into dangerous positions as the fans had hoped.
FW Edinson Kavani, 6 — He couldn’t do enough to make a problem with his main sensation is a timid attempt to deserve punishment.
FW Mason Greenwood, N/R — He tried to climb on the ball and make it run, but he kept hitting a massive wall of basaxehir.