'No excuse': Manchester United savaged over 'horrible' FA Cup farce

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
Manchester United players Fred, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof (pictured) looking frustrated after conceding to Leicester.
Manchester United players (pictured) looking on after conceding a goal against Leicester in their FA Cup defeat. (Getty Images)

Fans have lashed out at Manchester United after they were knocked out of the FA Cup against a spirited, but depleted, Leicester City.

Kelechi Iheanacho's double fired Leicester to a 3-1 win over Manchester United and into a first FA Cup semi-final in 39 years, which was made more impressive considering the calibre of stars missing from the game.

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Leicester were without James Maddinson, Ricardo Pereira, Harvey Barnes, Cengiz Under and James Justin, but looked the better organised team.

Iheanacho, who now has nine goals in his last nine games, was in superb form on Sunday as he helped the Foxes book a last-four showdown with Southampton at Wembley next month.

But fans were less than impressed with the Red Devils' performance in yet another knockout disaster.

Football experts took aim at United's poor defensive display in another crucial match.

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Man United's season on the edge after FA Cup loss

United's only real chance of a trophy is in the Europa League after trailing Premier League leaders Manchester Cit by 14 points.

At the King Power Stadium, Youri Tielemans also netted for the home side to put Leicester - four-time FA Cup runners-up - a game away from their first final since 1969.

They will face a Southampton side who had eased to a 3-0 win over neighbours Bournemouth in their quarter-final on Saturday.

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring the third goal for Leicester City with team mates during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Manchester United.
Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring the third goal for Leicester City with team mates during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Manchester United. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Mason Greenwood did haul United level in the first half - after Fred's dismal mistake had presented Iheanacho with the opener.

Tieleman's then surged forward and brushed off Fred before powering the ball into the net.

But United's woeful defence was exposed again in the 78th minute as Iheanacho was left completely unmarked at the far post to head home Marc Albrighton's free kick.

It was just Leicester's second win over United in 23 years but a deserved one as they outplayed and outfought the visitors.

Chelsea secure FA Cup semi-final spot

Earlier at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's unbeaten start under the stewardship of Thomas Tuchel rolled on as Oliver Norwood's own goal and a late Hakim Ziyech strike sent the Blues past ailing Sheffield United.

Appearing in their 15th FA Cup quarter-final since the turn of the century on Sunday - the most of any side - Chelsea were not at their sharpest at Stamford Bridge.

Yet just as they have done in many of their 14 matches under new manager Tuchel so far, they still managed to grind out a result.

with AAP

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