Has the FA Cup red card cost Mitrovic a move to Manchester United?

FOOTBALL Has the FA Cup red card cost Mitrovic a move to Manchester United?

Kiplagat Sang • 16:30 - 26.03.2023

The Serbian received a red card after shoving the referee during the match.

A red card during the FA Cup match against Manchester United might have caused Aleksandar Mitrovic a move to Old Trafford.

The Fulham striker, according to The Sun, was a transfer target for the Red Devils and was seen as a potential signing in the summer.

But that was before his implosion as Fulham suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of United during an FA Cup quarter-final reverse game at Old Trafford.

Mitrovic, who has scored 12 goals for the Londoners in all competitions this season, was sent off after he shoved off referee Chris Kavanagh and made matters worse by continuing his rant at the official in an aggressive fashion.

According to the publication, the rant against the referee in the second half damaged Mitrovic’s chances of being approached by and potentially signed by Manchester United.

The Serbian scored an opener against Erik ten Hag’s men before the self-inflicted disaster saw him sent off as his teammates went on to crash out of the domestic competition.

The FA have already confirmed he could be set for a longer ban – longer than the usual three matches - and that potentially means he might not take part in the remaining games of the season.

His boss, Marco Silva, was also shown a red card. Consequently, both Fulham and Manchester United were charged with violent conduct and failure to control their players.

Should he be banned for a longer period, it will be a big blow for Fulham, who are chasing a top six finish, given his goal output for the club.

Apart from Manchester United – who have also been heavily linked with Harry Kane, other Premier League teams like Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as La Liga leaders Barcelona, have been linked with the Fulham centre-forward.