What about that nasty tackle on Shaw himself a few years back in a CL match? Wasn't it something similar but much more nastier? What punishment did the other guy get?Directly from the FA: "Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force or endangers the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play."
You could easily argue that the tackle (or subsequent result/follow through) endangered the Burnley player. It was a potential leg breaker, whether it was bad luck and unintentional or not. Now, I also think it's a yellow, but I would very much understand if he'd been sent off. In a way Shaw got lucky with not being more unlucky.
Wasn't even called a foul I remember ABUs relishing in Shaw breaking his leg and crowing how it was a perfect challenge because he touched the ball first. We hear a lot about challenges that are 'potential legbreakers' that rarely even result in injuries, and Shaw had his actual leg snapped and noone cared. Still pisses me off to this day
I enjoyed it too but we did seem to sit back a bit too much after scoring rather than trying to kill the game off. Obviously they started to come out but I think we panicked, which on another day could lead to dropped points.Really enjoyed that second half apart from a couple of scares near the end (that Tarkowski chance). We stayed calm and beat them by playing football. Pogba and both our centre backs were immense.
If we’re talking about the actual leg breaker, that is an obvious red in my opinion. Went in hard, and the follow through with his “second” leg made it a horrible challenge.
Yeah that isn't a tough decision at all. One is god awful and has probably only needed to wash his kit once or twice this season, and one will at the very least work his bollocks off and track runners to help the LB etc.Best players but not best team imo. Rashford just doesn't work on the right. If we want Cavani up front, which I think we should, a tough decision needs to be made re Martial/Rashford.
I don't believe you have been watching United often this season .Yeah that isn't a tough decision at all. One is god awful and has probably only needed to wash his kit once or twice this season, and one will at the very least work his bollocks off and track runners to help the LB etc.
He definitely does more work for the team, but in terms of tracking back, I think he's staying higher up these days when we're defending as an intentional tactic. He makes up for that by making a shitload of runs in behind.You don't think Rashford does more work than Martial as a winger in tracking runners and working for the team?
Exactly true about their pitch. Watched the replay of Martial’s one-on-one chance from Cavani’s flip. Martial almost twisted his left ankle when changing his balance before shooting.Burnley - what a complete sewer of a club.
Terrible ground, terrible football. They really are utterly depressing to watch - surely their fans want more than this?
There's no excuse for it either. The commentators last night praising them for what they've done and how they've survived over the last few years - do me a favour. They have received hundreds of millions of pounds from the Premier League over the last few years and they still have less of a go of it than new teams getting promoted to the league. What have they got to show for all that money? Clinging on to complete and utter obscurity season after season all the while hoping for their annual top 6 win to keep them going for the next season.
Stuart Attwell. Another useless official with previous against us. Had a perfect view when Huddersfield's Kongolo absolutely flattened Scott McTominey in the penalty area at Old Trafford a few years ago and didn't even stop play until a long while after. It was an obvious red card and penalty, but the cretin gave us nothing.who was the var ref yesterday?