ANTHONY ELANGA appeared to have become an unwanted target for Cristiano Ronaldo during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton.
There is no suggestion that the action was intentional by United striker.
But when he went back to clearing his throat full time, he seemed to squirt his phlegm onto Elanga’s back.
The 19-year-old Swede didn’t seem to notice as he politely clapped his hands as the final whistle blew.
Elanga was introduced as a late replacement for Scott McTominay at the Theater of Dreams.
But he had little impact as the Reds coughed and splashed to another disappointing draw.
United managed to turn three points into one again on another disappointing afternoon for the boss Ralf Rangnick.
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Jadon Sancho put the home team ahead before the first half ended with a close-range ball.
But it was another two-halves game when Che Adams equalized in the 48th minute for Southampton.
It could have been more than that, when Maguire escaped unpunished when he tripped and stomped on Armando Broja’s calf in his dying minutes.
The Portuguese great saw a great opportunity to end his goalscoring drought by begging when Romain Perraud saved his effort on the line as Ronaldo dribbled past the goal.
Rangnick’s men took the lead to draw 1-1 in their THIRD of consecutive game and will be lucky to finish in Europa League places – never mind the top four – the way they are going.
United legend Paul Scholes blasted his ex and said: “The Manchester United players don’t want to be the bad side of the game.
“There were a lot of very good players on that team – you could name each one of them.
“But with talent, you also have to work hard.
“I feel sorry for the manager because he is clearly trying his best to set up his team to play against this type of team. [Southampton] and they don’t listen, can’t do, or don’t want to. “
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