Manchester United fell to a 4-2 loss in a friendly game LaLiga team Cadiz on Wednesday despite coming back two goals behind to temporarily draw level with the Nuevo Mirandilla.
After the early goals Carlos Garcia and Anthony Lozano within the first 14 minutes of the game for United, United fought back through an Anthony Martial penalty in the 21st minute as well as an Kobbie Mainoo goal just three minutes after coming on as a substitute at half-time.
However, Cadiz was to have the final word in the game, with Ruben Sobrino scoring a goal in the 57th minute , and Tomas Alarcon adding a fourth in the 77th minute to hand the team which is currently 19th LaLiga the victory.
The tournament was designed to keep players not playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar sharp in the lead up to the returning of club football after the winter competition.
Man United’s squad of players comprised seven players who have been featured on the Premier League so far this season: Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Elanga and Martial.
After falling quickly two goals down, United started their comeback with a 19-year-old midfielder who was sacked in the box. Martial scored from the penalty spot using the help of a Panenka.
Mainoo, an 18-year-old midfielder who has yet to make his first-team debut competitively Then he drew the opponents to the level by launching a deflected shot from inside the box.
Both teams made sweeping changes in the second half, and half-time saw United substituted the entire outfield team and Cadiz making nine changes. The hosts improved, going to win.
Erik ten Hag’s squad will also play Real Betis in Spain on Saturday, before returning to competitive play after the World Cup with a Carabao Cup round of 16 game in the home of Burnley on December. 21 just three days following that World Cup final.