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Manchester United Crushed Out of FA Cup by Championship side Middlesbrough

Manchester United lost on penalties to Middlesbrough in the FA Cupbat Old Trafford; Alex Crooks controversially cancelled out Jadon Sancho's opening; Christiano Ronaldo missed a penalty; and the hosts squandered a slew of other changes over the 120 minutes. Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Middlesbrough in a 7-8 penalty shootout after a tense 1-1 drew at Old Trafford.

After the two sides had converted 15 consecutive spot shots in a high-quality shootout, Anthony Elanga fired the final penalty over the bar and into the Stretford End, sparking wild Middlesbrough celebrations. United had dominated the game for extended stretches before that, taking 30 shots to Middlesbrough's six, but Christiano Ronaldo pulled a 20th-minute penalty wide following a foul on the returning Paul Pogba, setting the tone for a wasteful performance.

Ralf Rangnick's side did take lead immediately after the missing spot kick, with Jadon Sancho collecting a long pass from Bruno Fernandes and hitting home via a deflection (25), but they were made to pay for it.

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