Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has given his verdict o the controversial Harry Maguire-Michy Batshuayi incident at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Clattenburg was not pleased with match official Anthony Taylor for failing to consult his pitch monitor which would have resulted in a red card for Harry Maguire.
Speaking after Man United’s 2-0 win at Chelsea, the former Premier League referee told the Daily Mail: “Maguire should not have been on the pitch after his earlier kick-out at Batshuayi.
“Replays showed the United defender made a clear second movement towards Batshuayi which he could have avoided. He made a stamping motion into Batshuayi’s groin and should have seen red.
“VAR looked at this but did not deem it a clear error by referee Anthony Taylor, and this is where the inconsistencies lie.
“Taylor missed the challenge by Maguire, but had he gone to his pitch-side monitor, I’m sure he would have sent him off.”
Maguire has however insisted that he was only trying to protect Batshuayi which was why he raised his leg up.