Manchester United left fans shocked and angry with their defending in the Champions League against Istanbul Basaksehir.
The Red Devils left Demba Ba unmarked to race away from the halfway line and slot in the opening goal in a 2-1 win.
United were slammed for their below-par performance with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting their defending left a lot to be desired.
And Istanbul Basaksehir’s manager, Okan Buruk, has now admitted they were left shocked by the defending of their Premier League opponents.
“We could not believe how much space Demba Ba was given, it wasn’t his goal that shocked us but the fact he was completely unchallenged,” Buruk said.
After a huge result, the Turkish side will now look to kick-on and spring more surprises before the group stage ends.
“I said after the previous game that we played well but our inexperience showed,” he added.
“We showed glimpses of what we were capable of against PSG but were unable to take our chances.
“We are growing in confidence and hope to spring a few more surprises in this group.”
Speaking about their defending after the game, manager Solskjaer said: “The first one is that we play a short corner and forget about the man up top. That’s unforgivable… We’ve not done our roles, it’s my responsibility,” the Norwegian said.
“You don’t see goals like that at this level. You shouldn’t concede easy goals like that. When you do, it makes winning matches a lot harder.”
United legend Paul Scholes – working as a pundit for BT Sport – described the goal “comical”, “embarrassing” and like “Under-10s football”.
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