November 3, 2022 at 4:35 PM EDT
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November 3, 2022 at 4:28 PM EDT
Bruno: Garnacho getting chances because of improvement in attitude
Fernandes said to BT Sport: “He was good but he knows that we expect a lot from him. Obviously, he’s still really young, he’s doing really well.
“At the beginning of the season, he was not at his best. In the tour, he didn’t have the best attitude that he should’ve had. That’s why he didn’t get his chances until now.
“He’s getting his chances because he’s training better, he’s having a different attitude and he’s deserving his chances.”
Alejandro Garnacho getting chances because of improvement in attitude – Bruno Fernandes
« At the beginning he didn’t have the best attitude »
« Now he’s changed that, he’s starting to get his chances! »
Bruno Fernandes claims we’re only beginning to see more of Alejandro Garnacho now due to his poor attitude at the start of the season! 👀
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022 at 4:25 PM EDT
Ten Hag: ‘You don’t always get what you deserve’
The Manchester United manager had nice words for Alejandro Garnacho’s performance.
November 3, 2022 at 4:18 PM EDT
Results around the Europa League
Three other groups have concluded play.
Group winners joining Real Sociedad in the round of 16:
Group runners-up joining Manchester United in the play-off round:
- FC Midtjylland
Group F was comically tight, as all four teams – Feyenoord, FC Midtjylland, Lazio, and Sturm Graz – finished with eight points, meaning goal difference and goals scored were needed to separate them.
November 3, 2022 at 4:08 PM EDT
Real Sociedad’s joy in defeat
November 3, 2022 at 4:05 PM EDT
Stats tell the story
Despite Manchester United’s victory, you’d have thought it was Real Sociedad who needed to win by two tonight, the way they attacked all match:
- Expected goals: 0.95 – 0.56
- Shots: 13 – 4
- Shots on target: 4 – 1
- Chances created: 9 – 3
- Saves: 0 – 4
- Possession: 48% – 52%
- Corners: 5 – 2
- Offsides: 1 – 2
- Fouls: 5 – 11
- Yellow cards: 2 – 3
November 3, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT
What does this mean for United?
Manchester United’s failure to overtake Real Sociedad for first place in Group E has significant implications for their season.
They’ll have to play two extra games in February, taking on one of eight teams dropping down the Champions League in a two-leg tie, with the winner advancing to the Europa League round of 16.
Here are United’s potential opponents for what is sure to be a challenging play-off:
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Sporting Lisbon
- Red Bull Salzburg
- Shakhtar Donetsk
November 3, 2022 at 3:42 PM EDT
FT: Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
La Real have lost but they won’t care as it’s only by one goal! Real Sociedad win Group E, confirming their place in the last 16 of the Europa League!
Manchester United fall just short of their needed two-goal win, and will have to navigate a two-leg play-off against a team dropping down from the Champions League in order to reach the round of 16.
November 3, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT
United piling on pressure
90+3′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
For the first time all match, La Real are sitting deep and just trying to hold on. United are pinning them deep, keeping them under pressure. Anywhere will do for the home side now. Just minutes left!
November 3, 2022 at 3:37 PM EDT
Chance for Casemiro!
90′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
United’s moment appeared to have come, as Casemiro collected the ball in the Real Sociedad box and had to score. Amidst furious scrambling, La Real are able to nick the ball away and end the danger. The flag goes up for offside in any regard.
Five minutes are added on for injury time.
November 3, 2022 at 3:34 PM EDT
United running out of time
87′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Just a few minutes plus injury time left in this one. United are leading but of course it’s not enough. They need to find another goal in order to overtake La Real for first place in Group E.
Dalot ends a Real Sociedad attack by swinging his arm out at Magunazelaia, and is quite unhappy to receive a booking for it.
November 3, 2022 at 3:29 PM EDT
Harry Maguire comes on as a forward?
83′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Brais Mendez and Sorloth come off, replaced by Zubeldia and Magunazelaia.
Garnacho and Eriksen also leave, making way for Fred and Maguire. Maguire appears to be playing as a forward!
November 3, 2022 at 3:26 PM EDT
La Real still attacking
79′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Real Sociedad are not sitting back by any stretch of the imagination, as Navarro beats Ronaldo on the right wing and has two chances to fire a shot on goal, both of which are blocked by Shaw.
Moments later it’s Sorloth trying his luck from the edge of the box. If the home side level this match, you have to assume that’s it for United’s chances of topping the group.
November 3, 2022 at 3:23 PM EDT
First place hanging in the balance
77′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
We’re down to a quarter-hour left, and everything is still to play for. As things stand Real Sociedad will be the winners of Group E, but all it takes for United to overtake them is one more goal by the visitors.
November 3, 2022 at 3:19 PM EDT
72′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Ronaldo puts his elbow into a Real Sociedad player’s neck as they each jump for a ball. The referee shows Ronaldo a yellow card, prompting the striker to comically mime jumping with his hands at his sides.
Moments later, Fernandez takes his time coming off as he’s replaced by Guevara. Martinez and Garnacho are unhappy with the time-wasting, as Fernandez is also booked.
November 3, 2022 at 3:15 PM EDT
La Real waste chance
69′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Real Sociedad have numbers as they break forward, but an errant cross sees their attack fizzle.
Moments later, Carlos Fernandez has a chance in front of goal but can’t direct his effort on target.
November 3, 2022 at 3:10 PM EDT
Mendez is booked
64′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Brais Mendez may have eluded a booking moments ago, but not this time. He cynically brings down Luke Shaw and the referee shows him a yellow card.
November 3, 2022 at 3:09 PM EDT
First booking of game
61′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
Brais Mendez violently collides with Martinez. The United defender stays down for over a minute but is OK to continue.
Despite Martinez coming off the worse of the two, he’s surprisingly the one who earns a yellow card.
November 3, 2022 at 3:05 PM EDT
Both sides make two changes
59′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
- Rashford on for Van de Beek
- McTominay for Lindelof
- Elustondo on for Gorosabel
- Navarro for Marin
November 3, 2022 at 2:59 PM EDT
United pressing forward
52′ Real Sociedad 0-1 Manchester United
After a shaky few opening minutes to begin the half, United are getting bodies forward and creating chances.
Fernandes gets free on the right side and attempts to cross for Ronaldo, but a Real Sociedad defender is there to cut the pass out.
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