|Mason Mount rues a missed chance as Manchester United lose at home to Galatasaray in a Champions League clash. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Manchester United and Arsenal had a night to forget in the Champions League on Tuesday as both fell to shock defeats at the hands of Galatasaray and RC Lens, respectively.
While Arsenal would rue missed chances and a potentially damaging injury to star winger Bukayo Saka, the Red Devils would have a bigger wound as they lost in front of their own fans at Old Trafford and now sit at the bottom of their group.
On a night that Norwegian striker Rasmus Hojlund starred brilliantly with a brace, the ghosts of David De Gea struck again as Andre Onana fumbled two of the three goals conceded, bringing up comparisons with the departed Spaniard.
At the Old Trafford Stadium, Erik Ten Hag returned with the same lineup that lost at home to Crystal Palace at the weekend, and it felt like the hosts would run away with an easy win when Hojlund scored the opener after being set up by Marcus Rashford.
Wilfred Zaha bullied Diogo Dalot off the ball to lift one past Onana in the United goal for the equaliser not long after. United had the ball in the back of the net, but Hojlund was offside. However, the new striker in town wasn’t denied midway into the second half as he raced down to score the second.
United would later concede twice to lose the game. Casemiro saw red for a reckless tackle in the box, and despite Mauro Icardi missing from the spot, the Argentine eventually scored the winner late on in the game as Galatasaray moved to the second spot on the log.
Arsenal led through Gabriel Jesus early in the game. The Brazilian received it from Saka; he danced around a Lens defender and then fired one low drive past the keeper. Arsenal had the upper hand from there, but disaster struck when Saka was helped out and Fabio Vieira replaced him.
Lens levelled after a mistake from David Raya and scored the winner from a fine volley in the second half. The win took the French side to the top of the table, while Arsenal stayed second. PSV forced Sevilla to a 2-2 draw, and both sides stay third and fourth, respectively.