Fresh footage reveals Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford in row over Erik Lamela not being sent off with Anthony Martial for elbow to the neck – as Manchester United captain bizarrely sides with referee
- Anthony Martial was sent off for Manchester United in 6-1 defeat by Tottenham
- Frenchman dragged hand across Erik Lamela’s face in reaction to elbow in neck
- New footage has emerged of Marcus Rashford’s exchange with Harry Maguire
- Rashford argues that it should be a red card for Lamela but is shut down
Fresh footage has emerged of Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford disagreeing over whether Erik Lamela should have been sent off against Manchester United.
Lamela reacted to Anthony Martial dragging a hand across his face having moved his own elbow into the neck of the Frenchman.
The referee sent off Martial but only cautioned Lamela mid-way through the first half with Spurs going on to destroy Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 6-1.
Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire disagreed over the decision to give Eric Lamela a yellow
Maguire tried to get his team-mate to stop complaining as the VAR checked the incident
Bizarrely, microphones picked up United captain Maguire disagreeing with Rashford over whether Lamela should have been given his marching orders too.
Rashford asks: ‘Nothing for that elbow?
Anthony Taylor then walks towards Lamela and brandishes the yellow card.
Rashford continues: ‘Why, it’s the same?’ Maguire then interjects: ‘It’s not violent conduct they’ve checked.’
‘He’s elbowed him!’ Rashford replies before his team-mate again says: ‘They’ve checked it and it’s not.’
Clearly there was a burning sense of injustice from Rashford that Lamela had remained on the pitch having been the instigator of the incident.
But Maguire was content to belief the officials and video assistant referee after they reviewed the footage.
Martial was seen trudging down the tunnel in the distance and United completely collapsed in the rout that followed.
It was the Frenchman who won an early penalty converted by Bruno Fernandes but it was all downhill from there.
It took just seven minutes for Jose Mourinho’s side to take the lead with two quickfire goals and they went on to add four more after United were reduced to ten men.
Anthony Martial took an early bath but will feel Lamela should have seen red too
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