Man Utd’s most embarrassing European defeats after Young Boys loss, from 5-0 Sporting mauling to flop at Midtjylland


MANCHESTER UNITED have a rich European Cup historic previous, worthwhile it 3 instances beneath the likes of Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.

But the Red Devils have moreover had their justifiable share of horror reveals on the continent.

Young Boys humbled the Red Devils remaining night time timeCredit: Getty

Last night time time’s 2-1 defeat by Young Boys positively falls into the latter class, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect humbled by the Swiss minnows.

In beating United, David Wagner’s aspect went alongside teams like Midtjylland and Basel as sides which have humiliated the Red Devils.

SunSport takes a go to down memory lane to look once more at a number of of United’s nights to overlook in Europe…

1-2 vs Basel, 07-12-2011

A star-studded Man Utd team was eliminated by Basel back in 2011
A star-studded Man Utd employees was eradicated by Basel once more in 2011Credit: Getty Images – Getty

What increased place to start than Manchester United’s remaining dreadful journey to Switzerland?

Ferguson’s aspect wished a win to maintain away from group stage elimination, no matter having been matched in a simple group alongside Basel, Benfica and Otelul Galati.

But, extraordinarily, aims by Marco Streller and Alexander Frei despatched United packing on matchday six, with Phil Jones’ late consolation unable to forestall a humiliating early Champions League exit.


0-5 vs Sporting, 18-03-1964

Man Utd were left dejected by the Portuguese giants
Man Utd had been left dejected by the Portuguese giantsCredit: Getty

The Red Devils travelled to Portugal for his or her Cup-Winners’ Cup quarter-final second leg with a commanding 4-1 lead once more in 1964.

But a United aspect that features the holy trinity of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton had been shocked by their hosts.

Busby’s boys had been annihilated 5-0, tumbling out of the rivals inside the course of.

1-2 vs Midtjylland, 18-02-2016

The Red Devils were humbled in Denmark
The Red Devils had been humbled in DenmarkCredit: Getty – Contributor

Louis van Gaal’s aspect travelled to Denmark with a depleted employees – nonetheless followers had been nonetheless assured they’d defeat their little acknowledged Danish opponents.

But as a result of it turned out, a once more 4 comprising of Donald Love, Paddy McNair, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind wasn’t okay.

Memphis Depay gave the Red Devils the lead inside the Europa League spherical of 32 first leg battle – only for Pione Sisto and Paul Onuachu to conjure a widely known 2-1 win for Midtjylland.

The second leg went a bit increased for United – it featured the debut of a goalscoring little one referred to as Marcus Rashford.

0-1 vs Zalaegerszeg, 14-08-2002

Sir Alex Ferguson was left bemused by his side's performance
Sir Alex Ferguson was left bemused by his aspect’s effectivityCredit: EPA

Having failed to finish inside the prime two for the first time inside the Premier League interval the season prior, United found themselves in a Champions League play-off spherical once more in 2002.

Fergie’s males travelled to Hungary to face little acknowledged aspect Zalaegerszeg.

And substitute Bela Koplarovic despatched the home followers delirious inside the ninetieth minute, when he sealed a widely known win in the direction of United.

1-2 vs Basaksehir, 04-11-2020

Basaksehir embarrassed Man Utd just last season
Basaksehir embarrassed Man Utd merely remaining seasonCredit: AFP

Solskjaer has now misplaced seven of his 11 Champions League matches at the United helm.

And remaining yr’s humiliation in the direction of Basaksehir may want been even worse than the Young Boys debacle remaining night time time.

Veteran Demba Ba gave the Turkish aspect the lead after a present of outrageously unhealthy defending, sooner than Edin Visca made it two – with the unfancied aspect holding on no matter Anthony Martial’s effort for the Red Devils.

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