Carroll’s dirty game with Manchester United: he broke Eriksen, then grabbed two yellows in five minutes
Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup in a bright style dealt with Reading – 3:1 with Casemiro’s double (one of the goals scored – a billiard kick from outside the box) and Fred’s heel goal.
Reading, apart from a single goal in the 72nd minute, could not oppose anything to Manchester United. Andy Carroll’s dirty play prevented United’s fight against the Championship club.
In the 57th minute, Carroll fouled very hard on Christian Eriksen – he jumped into the Dane with both feet. The Dane could not continue the game – he was replaced by Fred. Andy was not even punished with a yellow card for this foul.
Feeling impunity, the striker continued to play rough. In the 60th minute, Carroll received the first yellow card – but this did not calm him down at all. Five minutes later, he went into a dangerous tackle against Casemiro and got a second warning, leaving Reading in the minority for half the half
Eriksen, after the match, was noticed hobbled on crutches. Now the footballer is waiting for an examination that will determine the severity of the injury.
The head coach was pleased with the game – even despite Christian’s injury. “The first 60 minutes were really good, we completely dominated and created chances. Although there were good chances to score in the first half. We are here to win trophies, but there is still a long way to go. We are building a team,” ten Hag said.
Casemiro received special praise from the coach. “We know he is a great player. He played great in Real Madrid midfield alongside Kroos and Modric. It can be seen that he is skilled in the attacking game, he enjoys it. I like dynamic football with variations and change of positions,” Eric gave compliments.
Manchester United are in great shape – they have already won 11 matches in a row at home. The next three games – against Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace and Leeds – will also be played at Old Trafford. There is every reason to believe that the series will continue.