United started well and spurned various excellent chances to take the lead. Then, on 34 minutes and following a United free-kick, Bruno broke downfield, there was no cover, fed Karim Ansarifard, and he lashed a tremendous shot into the roof of the net for a goal no team, at any level should concede, ever.
Presumably Erik ten Hag shared words and sentiments at half-time, and on 53 minutes Rashford curled home a delicious equaliser then, moments after coming on, Anthony Martial drove home an equally tasty finish. Rashford then added a third that looked like a clincher, but seconds later, Nikolaos Panagiotou pulled one back as United lost concentration to reanimate the match.
But United escaped, just – though the same lack of care and attention that characterised them under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains the case now Ten Hag is in charge.