Well that is unexpected! Wow. Drags it wide of the post, really poor penalty. Goalkeeper guessed correctly but didn’t have to do anything.
PENALTY MAN UNITED!
19 mins: Anthony Taylor won’t get an easier decision than that.
Ball played into Pogba’s path in the box, Dijksteel loses his balance and clearly brings the Frenchman down.
Ronaldo to take it….
17 mins: First corner of the match and it’s for the hosts.
Floated to the back post, Maguire gets on the end of it but there’s no pace on the ball. The centre-back heads it towards goal but it’s harmlessly over the bar – didn’t have much to work with.
15 mins: Great defending from Pogba.
Jones was bursting forward for the visitors and things were starting to open up for him, but Pogba tracks him and comes sliding in to halt his progress.
Boro definitely growing into the match though, increasingly confident in possession.
13 mins: Better from Middlesbrough, starting to cause a bit of a threat when they get the ball.
Balogun very nearly played in as he makes a nice run, but Varane is across to cut it out. Very composed from the Frenchman too, as he’s closed down. Turns out of trouble and United keep the ball.
11 mins: Dalot has space on the right for United and he can bring it forward.
Slide it into Ronaldo’s path in the box, who tries to volley a looped effort towards the far corner. Catches the defender and floats up for Lumley to easily catch.
9 mins: Free-kick Middlesbrough in a decent position, chance for them to slow things down and bring their defenders forward.
Good ball in, Varane flicks it away. Offside flag up anyway though against the visitors.
6 mins: This has been a wonderful start from United, so much pace.
Rashford does brilliantly to beat a couple of defenders and United have numbers over on the left. Comes to Shaw, he floats it into the box but it’s behind Ronaldo.
That doesn’t put off Ronaldo though who goes for the overhead kick. Great contact but straight at Lumley.
4 mins: Howson goes in late on Pogba with a sliding challenge – welcome back Paul.
Open feel to the match in the opening few minutes and that will very much suit United. Ball through to Rashford, Lumley off his line to claim just in time.