Louis van Gaal’s spluttering start to life at Manchester United continued as they drew 1-1 with Sunderland in the Premier League.
United, who lacked any fluency at the Stadium of Light, were fortunate to take a 17th-minute lead through Juan Mata.
However, they failed to take advantage as an unmarked Jack Rodwell headed in a first-half leveller on his home debut to earn Sunderland a point.
All eyes were again on the Dutchman after United began their campaign with a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City last week.
As if to add to the pressure, all three of the club’s close-season signings – Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo – were unavailable on Sunday.
Yet few would have predicted the level of disjointedness on display as United struggled badly, particularly in defence.
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Sunderland 1 – 1 Manchester United