- Cadiz and Manchester United's friendly clash ended in a 4-2 embarrassing for the Red Devils
- The match was United's first since they parted ways with veteran striker Cristiano Ronaldo
- Anthony Martial, who stepped up in the absence of Ronaldo, was on target in the first half
Manchester United have kicked off their World Cup tour on a frustrating note, following their humiliating defeat against Cadiz.
Erik ten Hag led his charges against the Spanish side on Wednesday, December 7, in what was his side's first fixture of the World Cup tour.
The match was among a series of fixtures United are scheduled to play before the Premier League resumes later this month.
However, the Manchester outfit were unable to secure a statement result during their meeting with Cadiz, instead falling to a 4-2 embarrassing defeat.
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How Cadiz stunned Man United
The La Liga side, who are currently in the relegation zone, found themselves leading 2-0 after just 15 minutes of action following United's sluggish start in the opening exchanges.
Carlos Garcia needed just eight minutes to power the hosts into the lead from a clever free kick, before Anthony Lozano doubled the advantage seven minutes later.
Anthony Martial pulled one back for United in the 21st minute from the penalty spot, with youngster Kobbie Mainoo equalising shortly after the break.
However, Ruben Sobrino restored Cadiz's lead in the 57th minute and Tomas Alarcon made it 4-2 with 13 minutes left on the clock.
Efforts by the Red Devils to get back into the match proved futile, as the hosts held firm to secure a morale-boosting win.
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Source: Sports Brief News