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Five talking points from Astana 2-1 Manchester United

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Chong’s unfortunate blunder

Following the emergence of Greenwood, Tahith Chong is no longer the most exciting young player coming through at Old Trafford.

And Thursday’s bad performance did the 19-year-old no favours at all. He simply wasn’t up to the task, and was far too predictable for the Astana defence.

The biggest blow, though, came when Chong missed a sitter early in the second half. Had that gone in, the visitors would have likely gone home with all three points.

Luke Shaw handed an unmarked Chong the chance to score in front of a deserted goal. However, the Dutchman somehow messed it up before Astana equalised just moments later.