Astana 2 Man Utd 1 LIVE REACTION: Jesse Lingard ends goal drought but United’s young guns beaten in Kazakhstan – The Sun

JESSE LINGARD ended his long goal drought in Kazakhstan – but it wasn't enough to stop Man Utd slipping to defeat.

Astana – already out of the Europa League – stormed back after going behind to a first-half strike from the stand-in skipper.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put his faith in youngsters, with four debutants starting, but the Khazakhstan champions beat an English side for the first time in their history.

Follow live reaction from Kazakhstan below…

  • Live score: Astana 2 Man Utd 1 (Shomko 55' Bernard OG 62'; Lingard '10)
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  • Man Utd XI: Grant, Laird, Bernard, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Garner, Levitt, Chong, Lingard, Gomes, Greenwood.
  • Astana XI: Eric, Rukavina, Rotariu, Sigurjonsson, Beysebekov, Maevski, Logvinenko, Postnikov, Murtazayev, Shomko, Khiznichenko.
  • ASTANA 2-1 MAN UTD

    FULL-TIME!

    Astana have deserving won, and who would have thought that at half-time?!

    United couldn't match the Kazakh side's tempo in the second half and they suffer the first defeat of their Europa League campaign.

    You cannot fault the United youngsters, they gave their all and they will be given opportunities in the future.

    But they will need to be braver on the ball next time.

    United could now drop to second in the group if AZ Alkmaar beat Partizan later tonight.

  • ASTANA 2-1 MAN UTD

    90+2: Where is the urgency from this United team?

    After carving out good chance not so long ago, they have been unable to find any key passes.

  • ASTANA 2-1 MAN UTD

    90: Levitt's shot goes wide of the target.

    There will be THREE minutes of added time.

  • ASTANA 2-1 MAN UTD

    88: Final change for United.

    Gomes off for Northern Irish international Galbraith.

    Meanwhile Lingard is booked for clattering into Rotariu.

  • ASTANA 2-1 MAN UTD

    86: Change for the hosts.

    Pertsukh comes on for Khizhnichenko.

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