Joking aside, while any own goal is going to have a case made for ‘worst ever,’ Delaney’s was a special kind of awful as he actually made a football move that made him seem more like a forward than a defender.
On the play in question, Delaney tried to clear a cross from Matteo Darmian, but instead of kicking it into the middle of the field or even out of play for a corner, he smashed it right past goalkeeper Julian Speroni and into his own net.
According to stats from Squawka, the two own goals for Man United currently account for the second-most first-half goals by Man United this season with two – behind only Marcus Rashford’s three. Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard each have one.
Ironically, Delaney almost had a second own goal later in the match at the 32′ mark.