Rasmus Hojlund Lashes Out at ‘Selfish’ Alejandro Garnacho in Man United FA Cup Win

Rasmus Hojlund Lashes Out at ‘Selfish’ Alejandro Garnacho in Man United FA Cup Win

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Rasmus Hojlund fumed at Alejandro Garnacho during their FA Cup match
  • Garnacho failed to square the ball in time for the striker to have a tap-in
  • Manchester United ended up winning 4-2 despite throwing away their lead

Rasmus Hojlund was visibly upset with his teammate, Alejandro Garnacho, during their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Newport County on January 28.

Manchester United survived a scare against the League Two opposition to win 4-2 at Rodney Parade. Captain Bruno Fernandes fired them in front after just seven minutes before Kobbie Mainoo doubled the lead with his first senior goal six minutes later.

Rasms Hojlund, Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, FA Cup, Newport County.
Rasmus Hojlund celebrates after scoring against Newport County on January 28. Photo by Athena Pictures.
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The hosts, however, fought back, with Bryn Morris scoring with a rocket of a shot nine minutes before the break. Will Evans then scored from close range to equalise the proceedings.

Antony bagged his first goal of the season after a Luke Shaw curler ricocheted off the post before Hojlund put the game beyond Newport's reach in stoppage time.

Hojlund fumes at Garnacho

The Danish striker was far from impressed by his teammate Garnacho, who, at one point, chose to evade the defenders rather than put in the ball the first time.

Hojlund lashed out at the Argentine, raising his hand in his direction as he bemoaned on the missed chance.

Here is a video of that incident

Speaking after the game, Fernandes directed a thinly veiled attack at the 19-year-old winger.

"In the first half, we had chances to make 3-0, but because when you get 2-0 in these kinds of games, everyone wants to try to score and get their goal, sometimes we don’t get the best decision for the team," he said as quoted by Metro UK.

FA Cup fifth-round draw

Sports Brief has reported that the Red Devils will now face either Bristol City or Nottingham Forest after the FA Cup fifth-round draw was done.

Defending champions Manchester City will play Luton Town, while Liverpool, who beat Norwich City 5-2, will face either Watford or Southampton.

The winner of the Chelsea vs Aston Villa game will play either Leeds United or Plymouth.

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