When push comes to shove, United still have a lot to learn. Sometimes he stays halfway, a huge disappointment for a team that says goodbye to the FA Cup through the back door. After a bad game against Leicester that speaks badly of the footballers and Solskjaer, which a few hours after the international break did not bet on its regulars. The Norwegian relaxed and nobody was up to the task, only the team of Rodgers, headed by a sensational Iheanacho (3-1).
United was a sea of doubts with the ball. Shivered with her Fred, as if it were a juvenile. He has deserved to be indisputable in this team but his mistakes were surprising, none as grotesque as the one that led to the 1-0 of Iheanacho. A bad back pass invited the Nigerian to dribble Henderson, gift for a smart Leicester. Contrast with a United that chained one mistake after another, incomprehensible against a rival who expresses himself like no one on the counterattack.
Solskjaer introduced some nuances in an eleven to which they returned Pogba Y Van de beek. The first half showed that the former Ajax has lost the confidence and the essence of his game, so admired before arriving in Manchester. He has now become a shadow of that footballer, although the talent does not disappear. He was right when he did not participate in a Pogba for Greenwood, another that stands out from nowhere. A point-blank shot was his summary, enough to tie.
United is accustomed to refloat and it should never be left for dead, but their slovenliness sometimes baffles. With unprecedented ease, Tielemans crossed the field to finish at pleasure from the front, another sin of Fred. The Brazilian could not contain the Belgian, an expert arriving. United could go to the tie due to another slip of the rear, which facilitated the race to a Vardy that pardoned Henderson. A bitten hit, strange on a battering ram like him.
Wasted no more time Solskjaer, who suddenly took hold of Shaw, McTominay, Bruno fernandes Y Cavani. To go the whole hog. But so much carelessness behind prevented the comeback of a United who threw in the towel in a lateral foul headed by Iheanacho. Again badly defended, the striker took advantage of the situation of other people’s chaos to confirm the presence of Leicester at Wembley. Southampton await in an extraordinary semifinal, rewarding two teams that do not stop dreaming.
Schmeichel; Soyuncu, Evans, Fofana; Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Albrighton; Ayoze Pérez (Praet, 73 ‘), Iheanacho, Vardy (Choudhury, 82’)
Coach: Brendan Rodgers
Manchester United, 1
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Alex Telles (Shaw, 64 ‘); Fred (Diallo, 84 ‘), Matic (McTominay, 64’); Greenwood, Pogba (Bruno Fernandes, 64 ‘), Van de Beek (Cavani, 64’); Martial
Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Goals: 1-0, Iheanacho (24 ‘), 1-1, Greenwood (38’), 2-1, Tielemans (52 ‘), 3-1, Iheanacho (78’)
Referee: Craig Pawson. He admonished Maguire (30 ‘), McTominay (72’), Evans (75 ‘)