Manchester United summer target Benjamin Sesko scores a wonder goal for Slovenia to show the Red Devils what they’re missing after the rising star agreed to join RB Leipzig rather than moving to Old Trafford
- Manchester United were interested in signing Benjamin Sesko this summer
- However, the striker has agreed to move to RB Leipzig next summer instead
- Sesko showed United exactly what they are missing on Tuesday night
- The 19-year-old scored a stunning volley to put Slovenia ahead against Sweden
Manchester United summer transfer target Benjamin Sesko showed exactly what the Red Devils are missing out on when he scored a wonder goal.
Highlights- Sverige – Slovenien 1-1 – Nations League
for Slovenia against Sweden on Tuesday night.
United showed significant interest in the 19-year-old during the recent transfer window,
but he has opted to join RB Leipzig next summer instead,
and is currently playing in his final season at Red Bull Salzburg.
Despite not turning 20 until next May,
Sesko has already established himself in the Slovenian national team,
and he scored his fourth goal for his country in spectacular fashion.
With the game goalless in the 28th minute,
Petar Stojanovic played a lofted crossfield pass towards the left-hand side of the penalty box.
Running onto it at pace,
Sesko showed tremendous technique to hit a stunning left-foot volley back across goal and into the far corner.
Wheeling away towards the corner of the pitch to celebrate,
Sesko even appeared to be in slight shock himself that he had managed to pull off such a difficult skill.
The rising star is continuing to go from strength to strength and has now scored in each of his last three international appearances.
He has also made a fast start to the domestic season,
scoring four goals in nine league matches in Austria.
Sesko has featured in both of Salzburg’s Champions League matches,
which have seen his team hold AC Milan and Chelsea to 1-1 draws.
He appears to have the world at his feet at such a young age,
and United may already be ruing missing out on securing his signature over the summer.
Sesko is currently at Red Bull Salzburg,
but has an agreement to join RB Leipzig in the summer of 2023.
He’s been dubbed the ‘new Haaland’,
with the likes of Real Madrid,
Chelsea and Manchester United expressing an interest in the superstar talent during the summer transfer window.
Reading striker Andy Carroll scored two of the greatest goals of his career on Tuesday – only for both of them to be ruled out for offside in the space of two minutes.
The remarkable sequence of events occurred in the first half of Reading’s Championship match against Fulham
at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.
With Reading trailing early on to a Harry Wilson goal,
former Newcastle and Liverpool striker Carroll thought he had equalised for the Royals with a spectacular bicycle kick
However, his strike was swiftly ruled out by the linesman,
with replays showing the striker a few yards offside.
Just a minute later,
Carroll chested down a ball on the edge of the Fulham box before firing an incredible volley into the top corner.
But to his dismay,
the linesman’s flag was raised for a second time. Carroll had come back from an offside position before taking possession of the ball.
To make matters worse for former England international,
Fulham would double their lead before the break.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring from the spot to put the Cottagers well in control.
Things would get significantly worse for Reading in the second half, as goals from Wilson,
Mitrovic, Kenny Tete, Neeskens Kabano and Tosin Adarabioyo would hand promotion-chasing Fulham at huge 7-0 win.
It was a case of what might have been for Carroll, who has scored just once in seven appearances since joining Reading on a short-term deal in November.
His contract at the Madejski Stadium is due to expire on January 15 but the Championship club are keen for him to extend his stay.
Reading manager Veljko Paunovic has confirmed the club have made Carroll an offer and are now awaiting a response.
“We did make our best possible offer and approach so we are now waiting for a response,” he said.
“Definitely, we were on time with our deadline and we are expecting the best possible outcome.”
Sweden will play against Slovenia today in the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League. This game will take place at Friends Arena in Solna.
The home team needs to win this game to avoid relegation. Here is all the detailed information about this UEFA Nations League game including how to watch it on TV or Live Stream in your country. You can watch this game in the US live on FuboTV (7-day free trial).
Sweden couldn’t do anything to win more games in Group B4,
the team was an underdog against Slovenia, Serbia and Norway. Only one win for them and four other games were losses.
Slovenia cannot be promoted to a better league, but they need to win this game to prevent Sweden from stealing their spot and thus avoid relegation.