Manchester United’s miserable start to the season has hit a new low following a goalless away draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League
Another underwhelming performance from an understrength Red Devils saw them draw a blank at the Cars Jeans Stadion on Wednesday evening.
Clear-cut opportunities were in short supply for the English visitors, while the Dutch side wasted a couple of decent chances to walk away with all three points.
🔴 @ManUtd's last 10 away games:— SPORF (@Sporf) October 3, 2019
❌ 0-2 @Arsenal
❌ 1-2 @Wolves
❌ 1-2 @Wolves
❌ 0-3 @FCBarcelona
❌ 0-4 @Everton
🤝 1-1 @HTAFC
🤝 1-1 @Wolves
🤝 1-1 @SouthamptonFC
❌ 0-2 @WestHam
🤝 0-0 @AZAlkmaar
😳 Their worst away form since 1989. pic.twitter.com/TwUuDYy4Vc
Although the Red Devils fans might forgive their side for struggling to get on the scoresheet, an unwanted record set by Manchester United players on Wednesday will hardly be overlooked.
It was the first time in their history that United failed to produce a single shot on target during a Europa League fixture.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quick to defend his men, accusing the artificial pitch of causing the United players all kinds of trouble.
“It’s a different type of sport on the artificial pitch,” the Norwegian manager said after the match, as transcribed by the Metro.
0 – Manchester United have failed to have a shot on target in a UEFA Europa League game for the first time in their history (25 games). Blunt. pic.twitter.com/f3ADg6Qow6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2019
“We had to adapt to that. We made a few changes because of that, we come away with a good performance and a good point, although it should have been three.”
Solskjaer and his team next travel to Belgrade to take on Group L leaders Partizan, who outscored Astana 2-1 in Kazakhstan earlier this evening.