David Moyes suffered his second loss in three games as manager after Manchester United stumbled to a 3-2 defeat against Yokohama Marinos on Tuesday.
The English Champions fell behind in the very first minute but recovered to lead 2-1 heading into the second half, thanks to Jesse Lindgard's strike and a Yokohama own goal.
But they eventually fell back and lost 3-2 after a stunning comeback from the Marinos.
Moyes, facing the stiff challenge of following Alex Ferguson's 27-year, trophy-laden reign, now leads his team west for a game against Japan's Cerezo Osaka on Friday.
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