Manchester United settled for a dramatic 2-2 draw with Sevilla after surrendering their two-goal lead with two late own goals.
Manchester United: David de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Sabitzer; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Martial.
Sevilla: Bono; Montiel, Kouassi, Marcao, Acuna; Fernando, Gudelj; Ocampos, Rakitic, Torres; Lamela.
Manchester United dominated play as the first half began. Despite tackling the record Europa League winners without Marcus Rashford, the Red Devils gave a good account of themselves throughout the first half.
The game took on a frantic pace as both sides tried to outplay the other but Manchester United were more threatening going forward.
It was another spirited display by the Red Devils who looked set to get something out of the game and it was not long before the Red Devils take the lead.
Bayern Munich loanee Marcel Sabitzer gave Manchester United the lead just 14 minutes into the game after he latched on Bruno Fernandes’ cross to fired it pass Bono.
The Red Devils continued to hold sway over the game despite taking a narrow 1-0 lead with Sevilla looking more vulnerable to Manchester United’s charge.
In the 21st minute, Manchester United doubled the lead with Marcel Sabitzer again on the score sheet after he slotted home Martial’s pass into the net.
The home side were dominant going forward while Sevilla hung on hopelessly with no clear chance against the Red Devils.
Manchester United still maintain absolute control but things were beginning to go sloppy in the middle of the park of the Red Devils as Sevilla seems to intercept their dominance at the midfield while beginning to assert their presence in the game.
The visitors contested for possession after trailing by two unreplied goals but failed to create a good goal chance going forward and were jittery when facing Manchester United’s counter attacks.
Throughout the first half, Manchester United proved a better side outclassing the Laliga club at Old Trafford.
Nothing changed in the second half of the game. However, Sevilla were beginning to be more assertive when going forward.
The record Europa league winners made efforts to curtailed Man United’s dominance in the game but losing it to the Red Devils when making attempts inside the Man United box.
Raphael Varane and Tyrell Malacia were equal to the task at the back, offering David de Gea a huge leverage.
Manchester United had a very big chance to make it 3-0 when Antony pace down the United right after the Red Devils broke on a counter.
Antony succeeded in nurtmeging Sevilla defender and rolled the ball to his left-foot before firing a curled missile at the top left corner but the ball hit the post and bounced off.
United bit themselves in the 84th minute after Navas’ shot deflect off Tyrell Malacia into the net. It was counted as an own goal for the Dutch as Sevilla got a lifeline with the late own goal.
Just at the stroke of the end of the game, United conceded another own goal. Harry Maguire scored an own goal after En-Nesyri’s header deflect off the England defender wrongfooting David de Gea before looping into the net.
It was a nightmare end to the game as the Red Devils tossed away their two-goal lead to settle for a dramatic 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.