It was a frantic opening night in the Champions League. Manchester United’s first game back in the competition ended in complete and utter disaster as they were beaten 2-1 away to PSV Eindhoven.
It wasn’t simply the defeat that will hurt for United, however. The horrific injury to Luke Shaw – a double fracture to his leg according to Louis Van Gaal in his post-match interview – will not only rule him out for a long time, but it totally changed the game.
Although United went on to open the scoring after Shaw’s departure in an oxygen mask, they looked like a team shocked by what had happened to their friend and team mate. PSV went on to score twice – once from a set play and their winner came from a counter attack as United pushed forward in search of a winner of their own. A smash and grab in a devastating night for United.
Manchester City, meanwhile, had a terrible night of their own. Leading at home to their biggest group rivals Juventus, City surrendered their lead and succumbed to another disappointing European night.
So here’s a look at some of the best tweets following last night’s action…
BREAKING: Sergio Aguero agrees to stay at Man City for life. pic.twitter.com/j966gUtCGN
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) September 15, 2015
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 15, 2015
— Troll Football (@Troll__Football) September 15, 2015
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) September 15, 2015
Who’s cutting onions in here?
Manchester City pic.twitter.com/xzg7AXS7KH
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) September 15, 2015
…some things never change in the Champions League!