Still going well in the Premier League, it was an unwanted inconvenience for Manchester United to suffer a surprise defeat to Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup on penalties yesterday evening.
In an eventual loss described as lucky on Boro’s part by Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, today’s headlines have centred upon the FA looking into the matter of a laser being shone in Wayne Rooney’s eyes by a Middlesbrough supporter prior to him having his spot kick saved by Tomas Mejias in the shoot-out.
In truth, the game was quite exciting for the neutral with Boro punching above their weight in giving as good as they got against a United side that also had their chances with Jesse Lingard agonisingly finding the woodwork for the second time in two successive games.
But it was Aitor Karanka’s side that progressed to the quarter-finals in the end and on the face of it, it is something of a shame for van Gaal who probably would’ve earmarked the competition as one of the easier to win with the Dutchman still waiting for his first silverware in charge at Old Trafford.
With Arsenal and Chelsea exiting the night before as well, both United’s great rivals Liverpool and Manchester City will now harbour more realistic ambitions of scooping the prize.
An underrated competition for some if not a majority, we’re talking about underrated in different terms today and specially those United players of yesteryear that perhaps didn’t receive all the glowing credit they maybe merited.
Here’s who our punters believe are the five most underrated Manchester United players of all-time.
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