Cristiano Ronaldo misses Manchester United out of fa CupManchester United could go without a trophy this season after their main man was punished for playing lightly against the opposition

2022-04-24 0 By

Sancho opened the scoring after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a first-half penalty, but Middlesbrough fought back to take the game to penalties and upset the Red Devils in the fourth round of the FA Cup.United fielded a strong starting line-up, with only David de Gea, Fred and other five rested in the premiership win over West ham.Dean Henderson was in goal with Diogu Daro, Varane, Maguire and Luke Shaw in defence, with Pogba back in midfield alongside McTominay and Bruno Fernandes and sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford in front.As for pogba’s chances of returning to united’s regular side, Rangnick said:”It depends on how well he plays tonight, he’s done well in training and that’s why I decided to start him from the start. Dean [Henderson] is a fantastic goalkeeper as well, he’s been fantastic in training since I arrived, so I decided to play him, he deserves to be in this game.”This weekend marks the 64th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, with United kicking off a moment of silence and Rangnick asking the team to mark the occasion with victory.”It’s important for the club and the players as well, hopefully to do our best in this game, we need to win tonight.”He said.United were on the verge of making the perfect start after two minutes when sancho hit the crossbar with a cross from the left and Fernandes volleyed over.Middlesbrough did not play at a conservative pace and cristiano Ronaldo, who turned 37 on his first FA Cup appearance in 13 years, was caught by the keeper.United were fluent against their Championship opponents and a penalty was awarded in the 19th minute when Luke Shaw’s diagonal pass was met by Pogba and Dexter slipped while defending, knocking down the French defender.Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty drive to the left goes wide of the post.Daro sent a superb cross and Fernandes was cleared for offside, but his volley was well over the bar as United wasted another opportunity.United broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when fee crossed the top of the midfield and sancho took the ball down the left before curling it into the far corner to give middlesbrough a 1-0 lead.Rashford then had a goal disallowed for obvious offside.United had plenty of chances but failed to take them well enough to end the first half a goal ahead.Easy side play continued and middlesbrough had more and more chances, Henderson flying to save from Krooks from close range.United paid for their lack of concentration in the 63rd minute when Middlesbrough’s Jones crossed from the right, watmore stopped on the left, and Crooks swiped home an open goal.A slow screen showed handball was fouled during a stoppage, but the VAR video assistant referee was unimpressed and referee Anthony Taylor ruled the goal stood, giving United a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.United continued to profligate scoring chances, with Cristiano Ronaldo driving into the box to force a mistake and Fernandes hitting the left post on his own.After 90 minutes, the two teams were tied 1-1 and the game went into extra time under FA cup rules.Within 30 minutes, neither side had a good chance to score, so it was decided by a penalty shootout.The reds were eliminated 8-9 on aggregate after middlesbrough scored their first seven penalty kicks, with Anthony Elanga firing over in the eighth.United, who played most of their first team, struggled against seventh-placed Middlesbrough, who played well in attack but missed a goal.Obviously, this is not a tactical problem, but from the mentality.The Reds had a similar run under Jose mourinho when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Rochdale in the Carling Cup but went through on penalties.This time, Manchester United encountered more painful consequences, directly out.Because middlesbrough’s opponents were so superior to their own, United players were too relaxed, relaxed and relaxed on the line, once the play is not going well, it is easy to get impatient, and then lead to a poor grasp of the final kick.The spirit of the United players this season has been a hidden danger.Middlesbrough, on the other hand, fought hard and deserved credit for their equaliser against United at the Dream Theatre.Although the goal was controversial, United had only themselves to blame for the chances they created.The FA Cup is seen as United’s best chance of winning the title this season and is known as a hotbed of upstarts, so Rangnick is not taking his team lightly.The downside, however, is that the main players may hold back, leading to unexpected results.Having been knocked out of the fa Cup, United have only two competitions left to play in the Premier League and champions League, with the benefit of focusing on the quarter-finals and the champions League knockout tie against Atletico Madrid.But there are obvious downsides, with the Premier League already out of the question and the Champions League in the long run, and Rangnick facing the prospect of a four-way finish to the season that would prolong United’s title drought.