In the 11th minute of this evening’s Europa League second-leg tie between Manchester United and Real Sociedad, the La Liga outfit were gifted an opportunity to try and close down the 4-0 scoreline.
Alex Telles couldn’t stop United academy graduate Adnan Januzaj slipping through a wonderful pass to Ander Guevara, which left winger Dan James to recklessly challenge for the ball, marking a penalty.
Real Sociedad’s main man, Mikel Oyarzabal, stepped up to the spot but sent the ball well wide of the post and bar, United keeper Dean Henderson didn’t even dive as it soared away.
Oyarzabal called on the hop-skip technique that Bruno Fernandes has used since arriving at Manchester United, one that has also been successful for Chelsea star Jorginho, but it literally went sideways.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2021
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Imanol Alguacil and Real Sociedad have really had no luck against Manchester United, they’ve seen even a long shot at making this tie end more respectably literally fly by.