Bitter cup failure for Rangnick and Ronaldo!
Manchester United flies against a second division club from the FA Cup! It was 7:8 in the penalty shoot-out against Middlesbrough FC. It was 1-1 at Old Trafford after 90 and 120 minutes. Out in round four!
United’s usury of opportunities makes Ralf Rangnick (63) despair. Including penalty faux pas by Cristiano Ronaldo (36).
The Red Devils coach first has to watch his superstar make a fool of himself from the point. After a foul on Pogba, CR7 chases the penalty past the guest goal on the left (20th). You rarely see that in the five-time world footballer.
An ex-Bundesliga star ironed out the Ronaldo buck first. Jadon Sancho (21) puts United ahead after a nice Fernandes pass (25′). It is only the third goal for the former Dortmund player in the Red Devils jersey since his 85 million move last summer.
But the goal is not good for the winning goal. Despite the overwhelming superiority and 14 shots on goal alone in the first half.
The equalization of the underdog is controversial. When Watmore takes a long ball in the United penalty area, he jumps at his outstretched hand. Recently no longer punishable! The Middlesbrough attacker lobs United keeper De Gea, at the far post Crooks pushes the ball over the line as it falls. The hit counts – 1: 1 (64th).
Ronaldo’s compatriot Bruno Fernandes has victory on his feet again, but pushes the ball against the post from almost 14 meters (73′).
In extra time, United didn’t manage much up front, the underdog defended himself passionately in the penalty shootout – and actually had the better end for himself. Because United’s Elanga loses his nerve with the 16th penalty. Just like Ronaldo in the first half.