That was Cantona-esque from Sancho. Cantona inches away from some great goals by the woodwork and had that ball dropped a little quicker it would have done Sancho the power of good. He was always going to start tonight and recent events and the break have provided him to take stock and now show up. He did there and was so unfortunate.
Boro are using a back three, as Wilder did with Sheffield United in the Premier League. McNair is one of the three when he is better suited in front of them. The ‘keeper goes for a loose ball and doesn’t get to it, causing confusion in the Boro defence.
The ball falls to Sancho outside the box who chips the ball over everyone and it just kisses the bar and bounces away. A brilliant ball from Fernandes picks out Sancho on the left who controls with a brilliant touch.
Ronaldo drags his penalty wide of the bottom left corner.The fans filming on their phones in the stand will have to delete those videos quickly.
A brilliant ball from Fernandes picks out Sancho on the left who controls with a brilliant touch.
He holds the ball up well and fires a low effort across goal into the bottom right corner. United deservedly lead.
— UtdXclusive (@UtdXclusive) February 4, 2022