Man Utd vs Luton: Sam Allardyce Caught Yawning Beside Alex Ferguson in the Stands at Old Trafford

Man Utd vs Luton: Sam Allardyce Caught Yawning Beside Alex Ferguson in the Stands at Old Trafford

Elijah Odetokun
updated at November 11, 2023 at 4:15 PM
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  • Manchester United are taking on Luton Town, hoping to avoid a third defeat at home
  • Nomadic English manager Sam Allardyce was in attendance with Sir Alex Ferguson
  • The former West Bromwich boss expressed exhaustion at how boring the game was

Manchester United hopes to avoid defeat against newly promoted Luton Town, lest they suffer three straight home defeats for the first time since 1962.

Luton Town came into the game highly motivated after securing a point against Liverpool, nearly picking up the maximum points bar a late Luis Diaz's equaliser.

On the other hand, United suffered a late collapse, which led to a 4-3 loss to Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League at midweek, leaving them bottom of the table.

Sam Allardyce, Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United, Luton Town, Old Trafford.
Sam Allardyce and Sir Alex Ferguson pictured in the stands at Old Trafford during Manchester United vs Luton Town. Photo by Martin Ricketts.
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Per NBC Sports, Sam Allardyce was at Old Trafford to see the game alongside legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and the former Leeds boss doesn't appear to be enjoying himself.

Allardyce caught yawning at Old Trafford

As picked up by beIN Sports cameras, Allardyce was caught yawning in the 20th minute of the encounter, representing how boring the game has been that early.

The 69-year-old has been out of a job since relegating Leeds United, the second time a club has relegated under his watch after West Bromwich, having previously saved eight clubs from going down.

The Red Devils have become less entertaining in Erik ten Hag's second season in charge, and though they are in the top half of the table, their performances are no different from a relegation-threatened side.

Pressure has further heaped on ten Hag after the midweek loss to Copenhagen, and a defeat today could spell serious troubles for the Dutch tactician.

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Man Utd set unwanted UCL record

Sports Brief reported on United setting an unwanted UCL record after their 4-3 loss to Copenhagen, in which they conceded one of their goals from the penalty spot.

They have conceded one penalty each in their four group games so far this season, and two have been scored; Andre Onana saved one, while Mauro Icardi missed the other.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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