A late goal from Bryan Oviedo was enough to consign Manchester United to their fourth league defeat of the season, and secure a famous victory for David Moyes former club.
Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck both hit the woodwork in a fast paced game that saw no fewer the thirty-three attempts on goal between the sides, but it was Roberto Martinez’s men who took all three points.
The champions, who are now twelve points off the pace following Arsenal’s win over Hull City, will now turn their attention to the visit of Newcastle United on Saturday lunchtime, where they will hope to make amends for their latest loss.
They then host Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League group game before traveling to Aston Villa in the league a week on Saturday and Stoke City in their League Cup quarter final at the Britannia Stadium three days later.
Meanwhile, United are considering reviving their interest in Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera when the transfer window reopens next month, according to the Guardian.
The club were close to agreeing a deal for the midfielder during the summer, but eventually refused to pay the fee that was being demanded by the La Liga club.