Manchester United’s woeful season lurches from one damaging loss to another as Galatasaray took advantage of some calamitous defending to record a comeback Champions League win at Old Trafford.
Ten-man United led twice through young striker Rasmus Hojlund, the second a brilliant effort as the 20-year-old took advantage of Davinson Sanchez’s slip to race 50 yards and beat Fernando Muslera with a deft finish.
But the hosts could only hold their advantage for 10 minutes, as first old-boy Wilfried Zaha, then Kerem Akturkoglu leveled.
Then, after Mauro Icardi had failed to convert the penalty that followed a terrible Andre Onana mistake that led to Casemiro’s red card, the Argentine made amends when he sped clear of the hosts’ defense nine minutes from time and found the finish.
It is the first time United have started a Champions League group-stage campaign with successive defeats and piles the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag, whose side is bottom of the table, four points behind their second visitors, behind Bayern Munich.
United have lost two on the trot following Saturday’s Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace, five of their past seven games and six out of 10 in all competitions since the start of the season.
17′ GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Galatasaray (Rasmus Højlund)
23′ GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Galatasaray (Zaha)
31′ Yellow Card! Torreira booked
59′ OFFSIDE! Hojlund’s goal disallowed
67′ GOAL! Man Utd 2-1 Galatasaray (Rasmus Højlund)
71′ GOAL! Man Utd 2-2 Galatasaray (Kerem Aktürkoglu)
77′ Second Yellow Card! Casemiro sent off
78′ Penalty Missed! (Icardi)
81′ GOAL! Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray (Icardi)
Man Utd XI: Casemiro, Lindelof, Varane, Bruno Fernandes, Amrabat, Onana, Mount, Dalot, Rashford, Hannibal, Rasmus Højlund
Subs: Evans, Eriksen, Maguire, Martial, Altay Bayindir, McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Radek Vitek
Galatasaray XI: Muslera, Zaha, Kaan Ayhan, Abdülkerim Bardakci, Icardi, Sanchez, Angelino, Torreira, Kerem Aktürkoglu, Sacha Boey, Tetê
Subs: Mertens, Sérgio Oliveira, Bakambu, Günay Güvenc, Demirbay, Ndombele, Victor Nelsson, Baris Yilmaz