In their Champions League group F penultimate match, without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they won 2-0 against Villarreal and secured their promotion to the knockout stage. Michael Carrick had a successful coaching debut.
The meeting started 8 minutes late and the reason for this was unusual. All because of the chief referee’s headset, Felix Brych, in which the batteries had probably run out and the referee had to go to the locker room to get spare ones.
At the beginning, let us remind you that Manchester United joined this duel after changes in the training staff. After the recent failures, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down by mutual agreement and the club is looking for a successor. The team is temporarily looked after by former footballers – Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher.
The Red Devils started the game better. Cristiano Ronaldo was the first to shoot, although he hit the side net. Moments later, Moi Gomez replied, but David de Gea was at the station. This was the signal for Villarreal to go on the attack after a weaker start. Hence, later Yeremi Pino hit the side net, and his situation was also, among others. My Gomez. The guests, in turn, had problems with shooting at Geronimo Rulli’s goal, although Ronaldo tried his head after a set part of the game. But he was too far away to surprise the goalkeeper. Later the game became even and the teams exchanged blows. However, no footballers found their way to the net and after 45 minutes of not very exciting game it was 0: 0.