Alexis Mac Allister’s penalty in the 99th minute stunned Manchester United, and Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi insisted later: “There is a God of football.”.
After Manchester United was defeated by a last-minute divine intervention, Erik ten Hag was furious.
After Alexis Mac Allister’s winning penalty kick in the 99th minute defeated United, leaving them uncertain of their top-four spot, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi thanked the football gods.
Ten Hag watched in horror as Luke Shaw gave Brighton a penalty with an absurd handball that was awarded following a VAR check, but was actually sweet retaliation for the hosts who had lost to United on penalties in last month’s FA Cup semifinal.
“We have to be more clinical on our chances we produced in the first half,” said United manager ten Hag. We conceded a goal in the end, which is unacceptable.
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“It’s handball; perhaps a push to the back knocked him off balance. I’m more upset about the free kick that was never a free kick before the corner. There were so many poor tackles tonight.
“It’s not the officials’ fault; we need to capitalize on our opportunities, play with more precision, and avoid making the errors we did in the final moments. ”.
I’m not even sure why my hand is up there, said Shaw. I felt a nudge; perhaps that will help me raise my hand, but it isn’t supposed to be there. Who has a silly error that cost us a point?
“This makes no difference. We still possess it. From the position we were in, we must rise. We were at ease, but now you could say there is a real chase. Teams nearby are gaining ground. The game is still in our hands, so we still have time to win. ”.
Watching is Erik ten Hag.
There is a God of football, admitted Brighton manager De Zerbi after the victory, adding that it made him feel better. We should have won the semifinal, but we lost on penalties. Today, however, we won on a penalty.
“I believe we performed better than United in both games. The final result was unjust. We are striving to reach this goal of being in Europe, but we still have six very difficult games left to play, beginning on Monday with Everton. The game will be very challenging. ”.
Manchester United will not abandon transfer plans – a club spokesman was seen last night
This week, Manchester United sent a scout to Portugal once more to observe Porto’s 3-2 victory over Famalico in their second-leg match at the Taca de Portugal.
This information comes from O Jogo, who claim that Manchester United was one of six teams that sent scouts to observe the match between the two teams.
They were forced to watch a captivating game in which Porto quickly tied the score after the away team had taken the lead, and Ivan Jaime forced extra time in the 75th minute.
Otavio finally put the game away in the 121st minute with a beautiful strike into the top corner from outside the box, and Evanilson added another goal three minutes later to give the home team a more convincing victory.
O Jogo did not mention who Manchester United was there to watch, even though Diogo Costa of Porto is the obvious choice.
Since United is eager to find a long-term replacement for David de Gea as soon as possible, he has been a target for some time.
Indeed, a report last week was one of many in recent weeks claiming they had a scout at the game; it was later clarified that Costa’s agent had met with Porto to discuss a potential transfer in the summer.
However, if they returned to watch him last night, they would have been disappointed to see that Claudio Ramos started in place of the goalkeeper
Otávio is the player who they probably noticed at that time because of his outstanding goal, but it’s difficult to imagine a 28-year-old attacking midfielder who has only scored five goals this season in all competitions being at the top of Manchester United’s wish list.
Costa, who, like the scout sent to watch him, had to watch from the stands, may have instead felt that this visit was a waste of time.