Manchester United was held by Newcastle United and lost three points out of the top four when Marcus Rashford missed with a header in the last seconds.
Casemiro floated a cross to the far post with practically his last touch of a forgettable game. Rashford, a replacement, soared highest, but his shot missed the far post.
Newcastle was on the verge of securing just their second victory at Old Trafford since 1972 when Joelinton’s first-half header hit the crossbar, but the Brazilian failed to head the rebound into the empty net. A goal at that point could have been harsh on Newcastle.
Cristiano Ronaldo encapsulated the annoyance of the hosts.
When he was replaced, the Portuguese striker, who had two second-half goals disallowed, shook his head angrily.
Cristiano Ronaldo summed up the host nation’s annoyance.
The Portuguese striker raised his head in annoyance as Rashford took his position 18 minutes from time after he had two second-half attempts denied.
Until he reached the dugout, he continued prattling to himself and shaking his head. At that point, he sagged down in growing resentment.
Before the game, Sir Alex Ferguson gave Ronaldo and David de Gea individual prizes. He first extended a cordial greeting to Erik ten Hag.
During his 27-year tenure as Manchester United manager, the Scot did not lose in this exact match.
Ten Hag is the sixth person, counting Ralf Rangnick, to be given the job of returning the Old Trafford team to something resembling its prior state since Ferguson.
The first few weeks have been a switchback; Brentford and Manchester City were poor, while Liverpool and Arsenal were outstanding.
One thing has been constant: Christian Eriksen has proven to be an excellent acquisition.
By: Maria mark