Manchester United faced yet another Champions League setback, falling 3-2 to Galatasaray at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
The home team, under the guidance of Erik ten Hag, managed to get ahead twice, thanks to a pair of impressive strikes from Rasmus Hojlund – one in each half.
However, defensive mishaps allowed both Wilfried Zaha and Kerem Aktürkoğlu to bring the visitors level on two occasions.
The situation worsened for United when Casemiro was shown a red card for a foul inside the box, stemming from a misguided pass by Andre Onana.
Nonetheless, Galatasaray’s Mauro Icardi couldn’t capitalize immediately, sending his penalty wide. But he soon made amends by stylishly chipping the ball over United’s custodian for the decisive goal.
United’s gameplay displayed initial promise, confidently moving the ball in the early stages.
Yet, a misdirected pass from Onana provided Galatasaray the opportunity to mount a counter-attack. Onana’s mistake didn’t go unnoticed by United’s captain, Bruno Fernandes, who openly displayed his dismay.
Fernandes might have had an off night, but he wasn’t alone in his criticisms, as Onana’s overall performance left much to be desired.
His erroneous pass led to the situation that resulted in Casemiro’s dismissal after handing the ball straight to Dries Mertens. Moreover, Onana seemed uncertain in goal, misjudging a grounded cross and prematurely diving, which enabled Icardi to score with a gentle lob.