These are your Manchester United evening headlines for Thursday, August 11. Cristiano Ronaldo's appearance on the Manchester United substitutes' bench for their defeat to Brighton has seen Erik ten Hag become the second manager to ignore the advice of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The dream start that Ten Hag would have hoped for during his first Premier League match turned into a nightmare before half-time.
The players walked down the tunnel to a chorus of boos at both half-time and full-time as United started their season with a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.
The issues at the club were never going to be fixed overnight. Ten Hag has inherited a mess nine years in the making, and defeat on the opening day was symbolic of the club's slow but steady decline over the past decade. Read the full story here. Michael Knighton said 'there will always be trolls and naysayers' as he thanked fans for their messages after vowing to bid to buy Manchester United.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk