Manchester United’s unbeaten run under new gaffer Erik ten Hag came to a grinding halt, as they lost 1-0 to Spanish La Liga opposition Atletico Madrid at the Ulevaal Stadium in Oslo, Norway on Saturday.
The opening period saw both sides deliver end-to-end action but the half ended goalless.
Joao Felix broke the deadlock in the 87th minute with a clinical goal, while Brazilian international Fred was sent off for two bookable offences – as the Red Devils suffered their first defeat in pre-season, while manager Erik ten Hag’s unbeaten streak also came to a stop.
As for the Rojiblancos, Diego Simeone’s men have now made it two wins from two matches in pre-season.
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FULL-TIME AT THE ULEVAAL STADIUM, OSLO: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Manchester United
RED CARD!!! To Fred (Manchester United) The Brazilian is given his marching orders, after receiving a second yellow card.
87′ MIN: Joao Felix whips a low shot which beats the Manchester United goalkeeper to give the Rojiblancos the lead and possibly the winner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-0 Manchester United (J. Felix)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ULEVAAL STADIUM, OSLO: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Manchester United
HALF-TIME AT THE ULEVAAL STADIUM, OSLO: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Manchester United
KICK-OFF AT THE ULEVAAL STADIUM, OSLO: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Manchester United
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has left out England international Jadon Sancho out of this tie against the Spaniards, though the attack lines will be spearheaded by Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Elanga. Bruno Fernandes will be in the heart of midfield while new summer recruit Tyrell Malacia is starting at left-back.
Atletico Madrid have fielded a strong line-up which includes first choice shot-stopper Jan Oblak, while Yannick Carrasco is also in the Starting XI.