Manchester United fans furious after FC Midtjylland defeat

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Manchester United fans were forced to endure another tortuous 90 minutes of watching their side as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Danish outfit FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.

Boss Louis van Gaal has been under increasing pressure after recent results left the Red Devils six points adrift of the race for a top four finish in the Premier League, and now the Dutchman is likely to face even more questions after another farcical night.

Manchester United took the lead in the first half thanks to a scrappy goal from Memphis Depay - the Dutchman's sixth of the season - but they only held their advantage for six minutes as Pione Sisto levelled things up for the home side on the stroke of half-time.

It was the Danish side who looked the most dangerous in the second half and they got their reward with 13 minutes to go as Paul Onuachu's low strike flew beyond the grasp of Sergio Romero - who was a late replacement for the injured David de Gea.

The loss - and the all-round performance - felt like a new low for Van Gaal in an all-round disappointing season, and Manchester United fans didn't hold back while venting their frustration on Twitter.

The Red Devils will have the chance to haul themselves back into the tie at Old Trafford next week, although some fans will be hoping Van Gaal won't last that long.

The defeat is all the more embarrassing for Van Gaal, who could be replaced by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, after he talked up Manchester United's chances of winning the Europa League this week. 

"The Europa League is important," he said. Manchester United have never won it, so it’s important that we can qualify for the Champions League through it.

“It doesn’t matter which way we get into the Champions League, as then we have fulfilled our aim for this season which was to qualify for the Champions League.”

Next up for Van Gaal's side is a trip to Shrewsbury for the fifth round of the FA Cup, before they play the return leg against FC Midtjylland and resume their Premier League campaign against high-flying rivals Arsenal.

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