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Football: Man United humiliated by MK Dons in League Cup

Published on Aug 27, 2014 6:20 AM
MK Dons English striker Benik Afobe (left) scores their third goal during the English League Cup second round football match between Milton Keynes Dons and Manchester United at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, north of London, on Aug 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester United sank to new depths on Tuesday when they crashed out of the League Cup in the second round following a 4-0 defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.

United had announced the signing of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid in a British-record 59.7 million pounds (S$123.5 million) deal shortly before kick-off, but they were brought down to earth with a painful bump as a second-string team fell apart at Stadium MK.

Will Grigg scored either side of half-time for the League One side before substitute Benik Afobe added a brace of his own to leave a shell-shocked Louis van Gaal still searching for his first competitive win as United manager.

"It's a matter of making errors at the wrong moment. When you see the goals against us, we made big errors in the build-up situations that you cannot make," van Gaal told Sky Sports.

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