Manchester United’s unbeaten pre-season run got here to an finish in Oslo after they have been overwhelmed 1-0 by Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Erik ten Hag’s males have been the higher staff for longer durations of the match, however fell to a late Joao Felix aim of their penultimate pleasant.
Despite Atletico’s aggressive urgent early on, the primary likelihood fell Man Utd’s means when Tyrell Malacia escaped Marcos Llorente’s advances to search out Bruno Fernandes and he launched Marcus Rashford on the break, though his near-post shot was nicely held by Jan Oblak.
Anthony Martial must have damaged the impasse moments later when Jose Maria Gimenez misjudged a free ball excessive and the Frenchman sprinted in behind, however he misplaced his composure and fired over when one-on-one with Oblak.
At the opposite finish, Angel Correa spurned an excellent likelihood to place Atletico forward when the ball fell to him from an in-swinging free-kick, however he minimize his shot and it ended up staying in play.
A cross from Llorente throughout the Man Utd field was simply missed by Thomas Lemar, who was denied by a problem from Diogo Dalot because the Red Devils survived one other scare.
The two sides have been embroiled in a mini-brawl simply earlier than half-time after Scott McTominay obstructed Oblak, and each ended up within the referee’s guide.
Anthony Elanga must have labored the Slovenian a bit extra at the tip of a effective Man Utd transfer, with Rashford discovering him in area simply contained in the 18-yard field, however the Swede’s shot was very tame.
After the break, Harry Maguire did nicely to disclaim Matheus Cunha a transparent sight on aim when he sprinted by on the counter, earlier than Fernandes tried however did not beat Oblak at his close to submit from a 35-yard free-kick.
Saul Niguez in some way managed to parry a cut-back from six yards, whereas Anthony Elanga and Rashford have been inches away from assembly a beautiful cross from debutant Christian Eriksen.
The Dane’s affect continued when he positioned a nook straight onto Maguire’s head, however the captain in some way could not hold his effort on the right track.
Atletico took the lead with simply 5 minutes remaining when Alvaro Morata held the ball up nicely for Felix, who in flip minimize inside Diogo Dalot and picked out the underside nook.
Fred obtained a second warning in stoppage time and Man Utd couldn’t reply and suffered defeat for the primary time below Ten Hag. They welcome Rayo Vallecano to Old Trafford tomorrow of their remaining pre-season pleasant.
GK: Jan Oblak – 6/10 – Made a collection of pretty routine saves. Heavily booked for his position in the primary half.
RB: Nahuel Molina – 6/10 – Looked proper at dwelling contemplating he simply arrived from Udinese.
CB: Jose Maria Gimenez – 3/10 – Martial dragged the Uruguayan in every single place. Embarrassing efficiency and fortunate it was only a pleasant.
CB: Stefan Savic – 4/10 – Just as horrible. Missed calm.
LB: Reinildo – 5/10 – Booked for a cynical offense however he wasn’t the one darkish arts offender.
RM: Marcos Llorente – 6/10 – Carved out a few of Atletico’s finest openings.
CM: Geoffrey Kondogbia – 7/10 – Atletico’s finest starter, dictating play and working by midfield.
CM: Thomas Lemar – 6/10 – Prowled with intent however hardly threatened.
LM: Yannick Carrasco – 5/10 – Played on the periphery and provided little.
CF: Angel Correa – 5/10 – Made a very good likelihood and it was nearly as good because it will get.
CF: Matheus Cunha – 6/10 – Always appeared to trigger Man Utd issues along with his tempo and motion.
SUB: Alvaro Morata – 7/10
SUB: Antoine Griezmann – 5/10
SUB: Saul Niguez – 4/10
SUB: Joao Felix – 7/10
SUB: Daniel Wass – 5/10
SUB: Axel Witsel – 6/10
SUB: Sergio Diez – 6/10
SUB: Rodrigo De Paul – 5/10
SUB: Cook – 5/10
GK: David De Gea – 6/10 – Looked competent to brush up. Hardly referred to as to motion.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 5/10 – Was comfy on the ball and stored Carrasco quiet. Turn inside out by Felix for the opener.
CB: Harry Maguire – 7/10 – Found Cunha’s tempo troublesome at occasions to take care of however was largely stable and serviceable, making a number of key tackles and interceptions.
CB: Victor Lindelof – 6/10 – Not as busy as his associate however was good more often than not.
LB: Tyrell Malacia – 6/10 – Clearly technically gifted and has good supply.
CM: Scott McTominay – 5/10 – Had his collar like Eric Cantona used to. Definitely did not play like him. Played some sensible balls however wasn’t concerned sufficient at both finish for a central midfielder.
CM: Peace – 6/10 – Diligent and energetic as all the time. Could have referred to as for the ball a bit extra to assist construct from the again however nonetheless noticed a lot of it regardless. Sent off late on for an pointless foul on Morata.
RM: Anthony Elanga – 4/10 – A troublesome afternoon for the teen. Failed to get the ball to stay and was tough up fairly a bit.
AM: Bruno Fernandes – 6/10 – However, the creator of most of Man Utd’s possibilities was responsible of giving the ball away too cheaply at occasions.
LM: Marcus Rashford – 6/10 – Sharp in spells however they have been not often prolonged.
CF: Anthony Martial – 6/10 – Made it a day to neglect for Gimenez and Savic, however he could not proceed his wonderful pre-season scoring kind.
SUB: Christian Eriksen – 7/10 – His passing vary may have been a breath of contemporary air for the Man Utd devoted.
SUB: Donny van de Beek – 5/10
SUB: Facundo Pellistri – N/A
SUB: James Garner – N/A