Manchester United fell to last place in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after losing all of their first two games. They were once a strong team at home, but now Old Trafford is a place for points for the opposing team.
On the 4th (Korean time), Galatasaray won 3-2 over Manchester United in the second match of the 2023-2024 UCL Group A at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Galatasaray recorded 1 win and 1 draw, ranking 2nd in the group after Bayern Munich with 2 wins. Manchester United fell to the bottom with two losses. They are ranked worse than Copenhagen, which recorded 1 draw and 1 loss.
The away defeat against Galatasaray, which has a brilliant team, is understandable, but the problem is that it was a defeat at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s proud ‘Stadium of Dreams’. Manchester United’s poor home performance is a phenomenon that has continued recently. Since the loss against Sevilla in March 2018, they have suffered 5 wins, 2 draws, and 7 losses in 14 games at home. This is a huge slump, with half of the losses being losses. When they faced strong teams such as Sevilla, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Barcelona, and Atlético Madrid at home, they collapsed every time.
Originally, Manchester United was a strong team at home. In the previous 96 games, they recorded 67 wins, 22 draws, and 7 losses. In the past, it took almost 100 games to lose seven home games, but recently it took only 14 games.메이저사이트
Conceding goals, a big problem this season, has once again emerged. This season, he has conceded 18 goals in 10 official games. This is a record 57 years after conceding 20 goals in the 1966-1967 season. In addition, among EPL clubs, they suffered the disgrace of being second in this category after Sheffield United (19 goals), which has conceded the most goals in an official game to date.
Manchester United has become an injury ward and even the players they trusted are shaking. Due to a defensive line injury, midfielder Sofien Amrabat had to take charge of the side defense on this day as well, but he failed to hit the offside line, which became the excuse for conceding the final goal. Goalkeeper Andre Onana, who was ambitiously recruited, had major problems in both defense and build-up. Casemiro, a veteran defensive midfielder who has had many ups and downs this season, was sent off on this day due to accumulated warnings.
Promising striker Rasmus Hoilun’s multiple goals were the only consolation. Hoilun has been responsible for three of Manchester United’s five goals to date. Following his UCL debut, he scored consecutive goals in his second match, aged 20 years and 241 days. It is the youngest record since Erling Holland (then Red Bull Salzburg), who scored consecutive goals in 2019 at 19 years and 73 days. It is a performance worthy of the title ‘the second Holland’.