Erik ten Hag still has work to do! Five things we learned as Man Utd's defence crumbles in loss to Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester United made two crucial errors at the back, and were too easily carved apart on a third occasion, as they lost to Borussia Dortmund in the final leg of their pre-season tour of the United States on Sunday. Manager Erik ten Hag fielded two near-fully changed teams during the game, but neither convinced at the back in a worrying 90 minutes, culminating in a 3-2 defeat.

The Red Devils held a 1-0 lead shortly before half-time, buoyed from a fine curling effort from Diogo Dalot, when their mishaps began. First, it was on the left, with Brandon Williams giving the ball away and Victor Lindelof being evaded as Dortmund pulled the Red Devils apart for Donyell Malen's equaliser. The second came in even easier fashion, with Lindelof simply passing the ball to a lurking Karim Adeyemi, who fed Malen for the German side's second in a minute.

There was some United life, though. Antony buried a leveller soon after the break, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could have added another, but launched a ball into the rafters with ample space and time to find the net. The defensive woes then cropped up again shortly after his miss, as Wan-Bissaka gave the ball away in his own half, and Marco Reus did the rest, orchestrating a fine move that finished with a Youssoufa Moukoko tap-in.

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United had their chances in the final minutes, but failed to find an equaliser, and were left to rue their errors as their season preparations continue.

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