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Reading keeper Ali Al-Habsi had a day to forget at Old Trafford. (AAP)

Reading keeper finds Old Trafford to be the Theatre of Nightmares

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Reading goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi could be excused for asking that Old Trafford be re-named The Theatre of Nightmares after his weekend visit for a FA Cup match, according to nine.com.au.

Al-Habsi and his Reading teammates started the match as rank outsiders, but after this howler winning at the stadium known world-wide as The Theatre of Dream became near-on impossible.

While Al-Habsi could have been excused for dreaming about the greatest win of his life in the lead-up, what unfolded was anything but pleasant.

After he initially let a gentle backpass roll past him to create a better passing angle, Al-Habsi got flustered and rushed an attempted clearance when he realised Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was nearby.

His airswing left Rashford with the easiest goal he will ever score. It was so easy the young United striker didn’t even bother to celebrate the misfortune of his opponent.United ran out comprehensive 4-0 winners.

Al-Habsi would be no stranger to Australian football fans not only because of the appearances he made in the English Premier League for Wigan Athletic during their time in the top flight.

As the captain of the Oman national team, Al-Habsi has also found himself lining up against the Socceroos in international matches. Australian’s fans will be hoping for a repeat of this misfortune the next time Oman visit Australia.

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