Manchester United beat Real Sociedad with 1-0 at Reala Stadium, which was not enough for them to climb up the top of group E.
An impressive first half for Red Devils. Alejandro Garnacho’s first goal in the red shirt made a difference at the break. At 17 mins, the 18-year-old sent the away fans wild with his massive opener assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo, his idol. On the other hand, the home side kept creating chances to equalise, but they could not capitalise on some important opportunities as an excellent save from David De Gea denied Pablo Marin’s shot from an extremely close range at 43 mins.
At the second half, chances were coming for both sides continuously, but they could not make use of them. Sociedad’s solid defence kept denying Red Devil’s effort and the game became deadlocked. As Imanol Alguacil actively made the most of his five substitutions, La Real tried to hold on for the first place of their group.
In the end, Erik ten Hag could not succeed to win with two goals difference and as a result, La Real kept the top of the group, which means Manchester United have to play another match to make it to the last 16.