Midtjylland 2 Manchester United 1: Was this the worst defeat of Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford career?

The result is one of the club's most embarrassing since the Dutchman replaced David Moyes in 2014

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Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United tenure hit yet another low in defeat at FC Midtjylland.

Paul Onuachu’s goal thirteen minutes from time shocked the away side but, in truth, it could have been a lot worse.

Sergio Romero, who started the game after first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea picked up an injury in the warm-up, made several crucial stops to prevent further embarrassment.

The evening had started promisingly for United and particularly Memphis Depay, who recovered from slipping over in the box to trap the ball, turn and score.

His opener was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time, however, when the impressive Pione Sisto found Romero’s bottom-left hand corner from the edge of the box.

United, competing in the Europa League having been knocked out of the Champions League group stage in December, may now have to curb their ambitions of winning the competition.

With an injured first-choice goalkeeper, hopes of Champions League qualification fading fast and morale suffering an double-blow following the weekend’s loss at Sunderland, is this defeat against a modest Danish team who had not played in two months the worst result of Van Gaal’s career?

Where does tonight’s defeat rank in comparison to other terrible results from Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford career?

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