Manchester United’s Premier League top-four hopes were ended after being held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday.
Scott McTominay put United in front with an early strike from 16 yards that Jonas Lossl should have done better to keep out, although the Danish goalkeeper made amends with his part in the equaliser.
Lossl’s pass was not dealt with by Luke Shaw and Isaac Mbenza was able to convert to earn the Terriers another famous result against United, who are now winless in six away matches in all competition after seeing Paul Pogba strike the crossbar twice.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were given plenty of space to knock the ball around and it took just eight minutes for McTominay, who profited from some poor goalkeeping from Lossl, to open the scoring.
The hosts came close to finding an equaliser against the run of play when Karlan Grant got between United’s two centre-backs and tested David de Gea with a low shot which the Spanish keeper kept out with his feet.
Normal service was soon resumed as Pogba met Juan Mata’s cross and turned it against the crossbar three minutes before half-time.
But United failed to push on in the second half and they were pegged back on the hour as Lossl launched the ball forward, Shaw failed to cut it out and Mbenza slotted it through the legs of De Gea.
Substitute Tahith Chong was denied by an excellent Lossl save, while De Gea thwarted Grant at the other end, and Pogba again struck the bar to compound United’s frustration.