Man Utd was kept scoreless in the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon and they were lacking a sharp edge in the attack.
Eddie Howe says it would be very difficult to accept If Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal disallowed was left to stand in Manchester United’s draw against Newcastle. United was kept scoreless in the stalemate at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon when they were stung for their poor goal-keeping before the goal.
United’s absence of firepower was evident when they had only two shots that hit the mark in the game, even though they did put an opportunity to put the ball into the net’s back at the time that Ronaldo in a controversial manner passed the ball over an empty net
Newcastle appeared to have taken the free-kick in their area when the defender Fabian Schar touched the ball before leaving it to goalkeeper Nick Pope to take the set-piece. While Nick Pope, the England goalkeeper stood on top of the ball Ronaldo came in to take the ball and flew past him before putting the ball in the unguarded net.
Ronaldo was arrested because he argued that his goal shouldn’t be allowed to stand but the official Craig Pawson was quick to dismiss the claim because the ball was not in the field of play.
“I could see it at the time, and for me, it was clear Fabi wasn’t taking the kick. He was allowing Nick to do it,” he stated in his post-match press conference.
“I don’t know if the ref had blown his whistle, but I don’t think he had to restart play. For me, it was clear that Nick was waiting to actually deliver the free-kick, and then, obviously, Ronaldo had taken the ball off him. It would have been a very, very difficult goal to swallow if it had stood. For me, it was clear the ball wasn’t in play.”