Man Utd post brutal tweet after Solly March misses penalty in FA Cup semi-final shoot-out
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Brighton midfielder Solly March missed the decisive spot-kick to send Manchester United through to the FA Cup final on Sunday afternoon.
After 12 successful penalties at a packed out Wembley, the unfortunate March blazed his shot over the crossbar to hand United the advantage.
Victor Lindelof soon slotted away in style to send Erik ten Hag's side into the final, where they will come up against local rivals Manchester City on June 3.
March, meanwhile, was understandably devastated after the final whistle. In fact, he appeared to be in tears as Marcus Rashford comforted the 28-year-old.
Moments after their penalty shoot-out victory and Manchester United's official Twitter account were quick to crack a joke as they celebrated another cup final date.
They wrote: "WE’RE ON THE MARCH WITH TEN HAG’S ARMY!"
As you can imagine, their post sparked plenty of reaction on social media.
One commented: "I have a feeling that this admin has not yet checked who Manchester United will be playing in the final," while another wrote: "Have some class, your squad cost 10x Brighton’s."
A third added: "Show some respect."
I see what you did there— OG Spluntsplash (@spluntsplash) April 23, 2023
Casemiro, Diogo Dalot, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Marcel Sabitzer, Wout Weghorst and Victor Lindelof all successfully converted from the spot-kick for United.
For Brighton, Alexis Mac Allister, Pascal Gross, Deniz Undav, Pervis Estupinan and Lewis Dunk beat David de Gea from their respective efforts.
But it was March who fired over the bar to deny the Seagulls a place in June's FA Cup final.
Despite his efforts from the penalty spot, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi will continue to be a huge Solly March fan.
Last month, he tipped the 28-year-old midfielder for an England call-up ahead of their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
“I can only say my opinion and I hope Solly goes into the national team, but it’s not my job, the national team coach,” De Zerbi said. “I think he deserves to go, but Dunk too.
“Solly is a complete player. OK, he can improve in scoring but I’m pleased with Solly, for his performance.”
🚨🎙️| Gary Lineker: “Solly March sent that into April.” pic.twitter.com/gDMF5N01nF— centredevils. (@centredevils) April 23, 2023
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