Erik Ten Hag loses in his first game of the preseason

After losing to Atletico Madrid 1-0 on Saturday, Manchester United’s unblemished preseason streak came to an end in Oslo. 

In their penultimate friendly, Erik ten Hag’s team had the upper hand for significant stretches of the game but were defeated by a late Joao Felix goal.

After losing to Atletico Madrid 1-0 on Saturday, Manchester United’s unblemished preseason streak came to an end in Oslo. 

In their penultimate friendly, Erik ten Hag’s team had the upper hand for significant stretches of the game but were defeated by a late Joao Felix goal.

Saul Niguez narrowly missed Anthony Elanga and Marcus Rashford with a cutback from six yards out, while Christian Eriksen, making his debut, crossed the ball beautifully to them.

The captain struggled to keep his shot on aim as the Danish player put a corner directly onto Maguire’s head

With only five minutes left, Atletico seized the lead when Alvaro Morata held the ball up beautifully for Felix, who then cut inside Diogo Dalot and found the bottom corner. 

Man Utd were unable to recover after Fred drew a second caution in stoppage time, and they lost for the first time under Ten Hag. The team’s final preseason friendly is tomorrow against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford.

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