Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthday, Declan Rice warning, Pochettino PSG ‘exit’, FA Cup fall-out

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Man United were sensationally dumped out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough during a tense penalty shoot-out.

The two sides drew 1-1 in normal time and neither team managed to score a winner in extra time in the fourth round clash.

And Boro caused one of the major upsets of the tournament in a tense shoot out when United star Anthony Elanga missed his spot-kick during the sudden death stage of penalties.

However, the match wasn’t without controversy as Boro cancelled out United’s early 1-0 lead with the aid of a blatant handball.

United players, staff and fans could not believe the goal was allowed to stand – especially after a VAR review.

United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also made a rare penalty miss in the first half to the dismay of several fans who blasted the Portuguese ace on social media.

Ronaldo’s costly error also caused Man United target Declan Rice to eat his words after the West Ham ace picked Ronaldo over rival Lionel Messi in the age-old GOAT debate.

Rice told Gary Neville on Sky Sport’s Overlap show that: ““[I’m] Going to have to say Ronaldo – 100 per cent Ronaldo.

“The penalties he’s scored in big moments, Champions League finals, tournaments. I’d 100 per cent put my money on CR7 for the big occasions.”

During the game, Red Devil owners The Glazers felt the wrath of United’s fans too when a technical glitch meant supporters couldn’t buy refreshments at half-time.

The announcement was met with a chorus of boos from all four sides of Old Trafford which was clearly picked up by the pitchside TV microphones.

And then the Red Devils faithful broke into a familiar chant hitting out at the unpopular owners.

Meanwhile, Flamengo chiefs have flown in to England to try and complete the permanent signing of Andreas Pereira from United, according to reports.

The Brazilian side have an option to make the deal permanent for £17million.

But club vice-president Marcos Braz has confirmed that they want to get him cheaper.

Braz, as well as other Flamengo top brass, flew into England today to try and negotiate a deal.

And finally, United are planning a “big investment” for Barcelona ace Ronald Araujo, reports suggest.

That is according to Marca, who report that United are leading the transfer race for Araujo who has attracted interest from other Premier League sides as well.

The Red Devils are seriously considering a deal for the centre-back, who is aware of their interest in him.