Man Utd beat Rochdale on penalties to survive scare in Carabao Cup third round

Manchester United v Rochdale AFC - Carabao Cup Third Round

Manchester United are in big trouble under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Wednesday night's Carabao Cup game at home to League One side Rochdale - with respect to Rochdale - should have been a walk in the park.

But it wasn't.

Solskjaer fielded a strong starting line-up at Old Trafford, with senior players like Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Fred all featuring.

And yet the Red Devils slumped to a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes and had to rely on a penalty shootout to win the game, with Daniel James scoring the deciding spot-kick.

Mason Greenwood opened the scoring in the 68th minute with a typically tidy finish inside the box, but eight minutes later Rochdale were level through 16-year-old Luke Matheson.

Rochdale even came close to taking a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute when Oliver Rathbone crossed for Callum Camps and Sergio Romero was in no man's land.

Fortunately for United, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was on hand to produce an acrobatic goal-line clearance and keep the scores level.

Solskjaer can count himself a very lucky man.

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