05 Feb 2022 | 11:49 | Football
At Old Trafford, Man Utd had an impressive first half. They created many opportunities to score, but could not take advantage, especially Cristiano Ronaldo even missed a penalty.
The Red Devils got the opening goal thanks to Jadon Sancho’s goal. However, in the second half, Matt Crooks equalized for Middlesbrough, bringing the game to extra time and a penalty shootout. And Anthony Elanga was the only one who missed after 8 rounds of “gunfight”.
“Extremely disappointing, we should have won and finished the game in the first half,” said coach Ralf Rangnick.
“The crossbar, the post, the missed penalty and a lot of chances. It should have been 2-0 or 3-0 . We conceded a goal and I don’t understand why it was.” recognized again.He controls the ball with his hands.
In the moment they scored, it was clear that VAR would not recognize the goal. We also didn’t have a good position in that moment, too open-minded and let them counter-attack. We should have won this match.
Anthony Elanga, anyone can understand how frustrated and heartbroken he was when he missed 11 yards. It was our eighth free-kick, as all previous shots were successful.”