Disgrace for Manchester United and team manager Ralf Rangnick: The record English champions lost in the fourth round of the FA Cup to second division FC Middlesbrough 7-8 on penalties. After regulation time and extra time, the score was 1:1 (1:0).
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo initially put a penalty kick next to the goal (20th). Five minutes later, ex-Dortmunder Jadon Sancho gave the initially superior hosts the lead. After the change, United slacked off and conceded the equalizer through Matt Crooks (64th).
Preparations for the encounter were overshadowed by the serious allegations of violence against United professional Mason Greenwood. The England international was released on bail on Wednesday after being arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and death threats and spending four days in police custody.