Manchester United suffered a heavy defeat to Villarreal in today’s UEFA Youth League tie.
First-half goals by Joan Torrents, Pascual Medina, Marlone Foubert and Rodrigo Alonso stunned the home crowd at Leigh Sports Village and left the Reds facing a heavy defeat to follow up the opening Group F win at Young Boys.
The challenge must have been to win the second half, and United achieved this, thanks to a header by Alvaro Fernandez.
Elsewhere in the group, United’s next opponents in the competition, Atalanta, beat Young Boys 3-0.
United: Vitek; Jurado, Kambwala (Bennett 59), Hardley, Fernandez; Svidersky (Mainoo 76), Savage (Gore 76); Hoogewerf (Mather 59), Shoretire (c), Garnacho; Hugill (Iqbal 59).
Subs not used: Hanbury, Murray.
Scorers: Fernandez 72 | Torrents 5, Medina 22, Foubert 28, Alonso 45.