Premier League clubs are suffering at the feet of lower league clubs. Manchester United are out of the Capital One Cup after losing a penalty shootout to Middlesbrough.
The game suffered from lack of goals. The ball never saw the back of the net. Even when the game was extended to 120 minutes, the strikers continued to fail.
Both sides had 6 shots on target, but did nothing with it. The difference between the Premier League club and the Championship was more or less ill-defined.
Arsenal may have ended their journey in the League Cup due to conceding three goals, but Manchester United lost it by conceding three penalties and failing to score three of their own.
Believe it or not, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all missed their penalties! All three of them. One, two and three! Their fate was crystal clear.
Manchester United are out of the League Cup, that’s for sure. So what else do they have left to fight for? Or, is the real question, who do they have to fight for the team?
But it’s not just them. The Premier League clubs are tumbling and dropping at the sight of minor challenges. Manchester United is definitely no exception.