THOUSANDS of Manchester United supporters opted against watching their Europa League win over Astana.
Old Trafford was a picture of empty red seats as fans decided to stay at home instead of going to see their young stars take on their Kazakhstan opponents.
It is reported that there were around 48,000 people inside Old Trafford – 10,000 LESS than their previous lowest in a Europa League contest.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to give the likes of Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood their opportunity to impress.
But just like the atmosphere inside Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s side were flat as they struggled to break down their opponents.
There was little for the fans to get excited about as United mustered just four shots on target after the first hour of the contest.
Marcus Rashford was most guilty of squandering the best chances of the contest and there was an inevitable sense of an another underwhelming European night under the lights in Manchester.
With the contest live on BT Sport, those on social media claimed the ones that stayed away were the lucky ones.
One said: “More empty seats. Not surprised. This is so boring.”
Another added: “This is awful/dreadful to watch. No surprise with the empty seats.”
A third said: “So many empty seats at Old Trafford. Not surprising though.”
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They had to wait until the 70th minute to see their side finally break the deadlock through Greenwood.
The striker swivelled in the area and fired low into the bottom corner to score his first senior goal for the club.
If the young talent does end up becoming a club legend, then at least those who were inside Old Trafford can brag that they witnessed his first United goal.
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