Man Utd flop forced to become goalkeeper – then becomes penalty shootout hero

Manchester United flop Mame Biram Diouf was forced to go in goal twice during a match in Turkey including for a penalty shootout in perhaps the craziest substitute appearance in football history.

Diouf, who was on United's books from 2009-12, came on in the second half of Hatayspor's cup tie with his side 1-0 down.

They equalised, meaning the game was heading to extra-time when their first-choice goalkeeper was sent off for a last-man tackle in the final minute.

Diouf took the gloves temporarily before the sub goalie was introduced – but he too was then given his marching orders in stoppage time of extra-time.

The striker had to step in for a second time and not only take a penalty, but also face the opposition's spot kicks.

He cooly converted the first of the shootout, before Eyupspor's Gokcan Kaya smashed his wide of the target.

Sudden death ensued after Hatayspor also missed one of theirs, but Diouf ultimately came out on the winning side.

The final penalty struck the post, meaning the 33-year-old didn't make a save, but was the hero nonetheless.

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Hatayspor progressed to the next round of the Turkish Cup with the 6-5 shootout win, but they'll be without both suspended 'keepers.

They do have another who wasn't in the squad, so Diouf will likely return to his usual position at the top of the pitch.

He's bagged 25 goals in 51 Super Lig appearances since moving from Stoke City to Turkey in 2020.

United signed him from Molde in 2009 for around £4m, but he went on to play just nine times for the first team.

Diouf scored one Premier League goal for the Red Devils, which came from off the bench in a January 2010 match against Burnley at Old Trafford.

He spent six months on loan with Blackburn Rovers before eventually ending up at Stoke in 2014.

The former Senegal striker made 157 appearances for The Potters, and scored the same amount of goals during his six-year spell that he has already managed in Turkey.

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