Man United sleepwalk in Valencia loss
- Soler beats Romero for opener
- Jones scores ghastly own goal
- Rashford pulls one back
Manchester United wasted a chance to win its Champions League group by falling 2-1 to Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium on Wednesday.
Marcus Rashford’s 87th minute goal was all United could muster in the loss.
Young Boys stunned Juventus in Switzerland to open the door for Jose Mourinho’s men, but a Carlos Soler low drive and a Phil Jones own goal were United’s undoing.
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Antonio Valencia was extremely fortunate not to be sent off for a horrible studs-up tackle on Toni Lato that left the defender requiring medical attention for a gash.
Valencia, the club, scored through Soler’s low drive through traffic, which beat Sergio Romero.
The Spanish side missed two chances to make it 2-0, with Michy Batshuayi mis-hitting a terrific Cristiano Piccini cross and Geoffrey Kondogbia stymied by Marouane Fellaini’s marking.
Pogba missed a straight-forward chance to level the score when Fellaini pounded a header into his path, but the French star hit the ball wide of the gaping frame from inside the six.
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Michy Batshuayi ran alongside Phil Jones, and the English defender slid to push a perfect shot... past his own goalkeeper, David De Gea.