Manchester United have been beaten 2-1 by Fenerbahce in their Europa League group-stage clash this evening.
Jose Mourinho’s side got off to the worst possible start after an acrobatic piece of brilliance from Moussa Sow put the home side ahead.
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The Turkish side then doubled their lead through former Sunderland winger Jeremain Lens. He fired past the helpless David De Gea with a free-kick from 25-yards-out. David Beckham would have been proud of this one.
JEREMA?N LENS’?N MANCHESTER UN?TED’A ATTI?I GOL!; pic.twitter.com/kGCAb8r1g1
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United did hit back through captain Wayne Rooney, but it proved to be too little, too late. Rooney received the ball 25-yards from goal and fired an absolute thunderbolt into the back of the Fenerbahce net. This is what you call vintage Wayne Rooney – we simply do not see it often enough nowadays.
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Mourinho now faces a fight to keep his side in the competition, as they sit third in group A behind Feyenoord and tonight’s challengers Fenerbahce.