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Anthony Elanga Tackling Marcus Rashford Inside The Box And Bruno Fernandes Appealing For A Penalty Sums Up Man United

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Anthony Elanga Tackling Marcus Rashford Inside The Box And Bruno Fernandes Appealing For A Penalty Sums Up Man United

Anthony Elanga tackled Marcus Rashford inside the box when he was through on goal in a moment that perfectly summed up Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Leicester City at Old Trafford, missing out on the chance to move just one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

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Kelechi Iheanacho put the visitors ahead in the 63rd minute following a dire first half but Fred replied minutes later for United, who saw Scott McTominay avoid a red card for a dangerous challenge on James Maddison.

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Maddison thought he had put Leicester back in the lead but his goal was chalked off for a foul from Iheanacho on Raphael Varane.

United only started playing near the end and had a glorious opening deep in stoppage time when substituted Rashford weaved his way through a couple of challenges.

But just as the under fire forward prepared to pull the trigger, an offside Elanga got in his way and kicked Rashford's foot to send him tumbling.

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Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho had their arms up in the air and appealed for a penalty, not aware that it was Elanga who had fouled his own teammate.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Andre Marriner signalled for offside after his linesman put his flag up. The hilarious passage of play encapsulated United in recent times and garnered a lot of reaction on social media.

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After the disappointing draw, United lie in fifth place - four points behind Arsenal, who have two games in hand and a superior goal difference.

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The Gunners could move six points ahead of Ralf Rangnick's side should they beat Crystal Palace away from home on Monday.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Anthony Elanga, Marcus Rashford

Josh Lawless
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