Manchester United were beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford by Spanish La Liga outfit Real Sociedad, as the Red Devils 2022/2023 UEFA Europa League campaign commenced on a negative note.
The only goal of the game came through controversial circumstances, as the center referee called for a penalty after the ball touched the hand of Lisandro Martinez.
Mendez put the resulting spot-kick beyond Martin Dubravka to gift the visitors the three points.
Both sides paid their tributes following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon.
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FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-1 Real Sociedad
59′ MIN: Mendez converts from twelve yards to put Real Sociedad ahead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 0-1 Real Sociedad (B. Mendez)
56′ MIN: The referee has blown for a penalty, after the ball touched Lisandro Martinez’s hand.
PENALTY!!! To Real Sociedad
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad
HALF-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad
KICK-OFF AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad’s Starting XI set to take on 2017 champions Manchester United at Old Trafford. New summer signing Sadiq Umar will make his UEL debut for the club.
Red Devils coach Erik ten Hag has named Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, new signing from Ajax Amsterdam Antony and Brazilian international Casemiro in the line-up. Skipper Harry Maguire and new goalkeeper Martin Dubravka also start as well.