Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer selected a young squad for the trip to freezing cold Kazakhstan but it backfired after Jesse Lingard’s opener.
Kazakhstan’s Astana fought back to beat a youthful Manchester United side 2-1 at home on Thursday, earning their first points in the Europa League’s Group L this season.
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United captain Jesse Lingard fired them ahead in the 10th minute with a fizzing low shot from 20 metres before Dmitri Shomko and a Di’Shon Bernard own goal turned the match on its head shortly after halftime.
United, who had already booked their place in the last-32, stayed top on 10 points from five games, but second-placed AZ Alkmaar, who have eight from four, can leapfrog them if they beat Partizan Belgrade at home later on Thursday.
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