Erik ten Hoag suffered his first defeat with Manchester United on Saturday in preparation for the new season. Atletico Madrid dominated the Premier League club 1-0 in the Norwegian capital Oslo.
Jono Felix scored the only goal of the game at Ullewal in the closing stages. After that, United midfielder Fred was sent off; The Brazilian received his second yellow card.
The Dutchman was there for the kick-off against Atletico, along with Tyrrell Malaysia. The left back played the whole game. Tony van de Beek and Christian Eriksen appeared after the break, while Lisandro Martinez remained on the bench. Eriksen and Martínez have already reportedly taken part in United’s closed exhibition game with Wrexham AFC at the training ground this week.
Until Saturday, Manchester United were unbeaten this summer. Preparations began with a 4–0 win over Liverpool in Thailand. The Red Devils then traveled to Australia where they played friendlies against Melbourne Victory (4-1), Crystal Palace (3-1) and Aston Villa (2-2).
United will play their last exhibition game in preparation for the new season on Sunday. Rayo Vallecano was the opponent at Old Trafford. The players in Oslo don’t play normally. Cristiano Ronaldo hinted on Friday evening that he will be back on Sunday.
Manchester United begin the new season in the Premier League on Sunday 7 August with a home game against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Manchester United players were popular in Oslo.
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