Manchester United headed into Tuesday night’s match at home to Juventus priced at 12/5 to carve out a win on home soil.
This is the biggest price the Red Devils have ever been to win a group stage Champions League game at Old Trafford, but while few expected Jose Mourinho’s men to excel against the Old Lady, the gulf in class between the two teams was eye-popping.
A number of Man Utd players severely underperformed, including Romelu Lukaku, who has been lambasted by fans and pundits alike.
With the game only eight minutes old, the Belgian latched onto the ball deep into opposition territory over on the right flank. Instead of laying a simple pass off to Paul Pogba behind him, or even darting in on goal, he opted for an overly ambitious cross-field ball to Anthony Martial on the left wing.
Given his underwhelming form of late it was perhaps no surprise that the ‘Hollywood’ pass was very poor, missing the intended targed and instead finding an opposition player, which allowed the Italian giants to break – check it out for yourself in the Twitter video below.