Manchester United Humiliated At Home In Europa League Match Against Real Sociedad
Manchester United lost at home to Real Sociedad to start its Europa League group stage campaign.
Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Football Association and Uefa were consulted before the game. Around the time of the game, there was no music playing in the stadium, and both teams donned black armbands and stood silently for a minute as a sign of respect.
After 59 minutes, Brais Mendez converted the lone penalty after a disputed handball call against substitute Lisandro Martinez.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half header from a Diogo Dalot cross was ruled offside in his first European match outside of the Champions League since 2002, when he was a teenager playing for Sporting Lisbon.
At the start of the second half, Ronaldo also headed a cross from Bruno Fernandes wide. On September 15, Manchester United will play Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova in their second group match.