AC Milan vs Manchester United:

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AC Milan vs Manchester United: Horror penalty sparks conspiracy theories [video]

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AC Milan vs Manchester United:

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AC Milan vs Manchester United resulted in a 1-1 draw in California, but the penalty shootout grabbed all the headlines.

The two teams were playing in a pre-season friendly ahead of the resumption of the domestic season next month. Alexis Sanchez fired United ahead in the 12th minute before Suso grabbed an equaliser for the Italians three minutes later.

AC Milan 1-1 Manchester United

The game remained deadlocked and when the shootout came around, there was still nothing left to separate the sides. In fact, it dragged on for so long, all 11 players on each side had to take a spot-kick.

With seemingly no end in sight for the saga, Franck Kessie stepped up for the 28th penalty of the night and produced one of the worst efforts from 12 yards you’ll ever see: A panenka that drifted over and wide. We aren’t exaggerating, it was painful to watch.

It was so bad, Twitter users are now adamant that Kessie ballooned his penno clear of the bar on purpose. You can be the judge…

Watch Franck Kessie’s penalty for AC Milan against Manchester United here:

The conspiracy theories might have subsided, if not for the reactions of Jose Mourinho and Ander Herrara. The United manager and captain were seen speaking to Kessie with massive grins on their faces. Is there something you’d like to tell us, lads?

AC Milan vs Manchester United – Penalty shootout scoreboard:


The final score was 9-8 to Manchester United on penalties after a topsy-turvy shootout, ended only by the impudence – or even mercy – of Kessie.

United now go on to face Liverpool in Michigan this weekend, before travelling to Miami to face Real Madrid and conclude their tour of America.

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