Wilfried Zaha marked his return to Old Trafford with a well-taken goal as his Galatasaray side stunned Manchester United 3-2 in their UEFA Champions League clash to hand the Red Devils a second successive defeat.
Having lost to Crystal Palace at the weekend, Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United needed an immediate response against Turkish giants Galatasaray, who came visiting. The Red Devils lost their first Group A match away to Bayern Munich last week and were keen for a win.
Manchester United needed only 17 minutes to open the scoring through 20-year-old striker Rasmus Hojlund, who followed up his opening day goal with a composed finish inside the box after a pass from strike partner Marcus Rashford.
In his days at Crystal Palace, former Red Devil Zaha developed a knack for scoring against Manchester United, and he delivered another goal just six minutes later. He beat Diogo Dalot before firing his first UEFA Champions League goal past Andre Onana to equalise with his side’s first attempt on goal.
Manchester United controlled proceedings and retook the lead after 67 minutes, Hojlund scoring his second of the game. The Dane picked up the ball inside his half and drove up the pitch before slotting it beyond veteran goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
Four minutes later, the Red Devils were pegged back again as Kerem Akturkoglu fired home from inside the box.
The home side were reduced to ten men in the 77th minute as Casemiro was shown a second yellow card for a foul inside the penalty box. Mauro Icardi stepped up and fired the resulting penalty wide.
Icardi made up for his penalty miss with a brilliant effort only four minutes later. The Argentine star broke the offside trap before delicately dinking the ball over Manchester United goalkeeper Onana to round off the scoring.
Ten Hag made more unwanted history as Manchester United have now lost their first two games in the UEFA Champions League for the first time ever, with Galatasaray picking up their first ever win on English soil.