Why Man United’s Harry Maguire was not sent off for incident with Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi

Manchester United great Roy Keane says that Chelsea should have been handed a huge boost this evening after Harry Maguire had a coming together with Michy Batshuayi.

The England international’s foot came into contact with Batshuayi near the Chelsea bench before the home side’s staff appealed for the centre-back to be sent off.

Keane claims that Maguire kicked the Chelsea man and should have been red carded in the process.

Maguire escaped punishment for the incident and Keane has explained that the 26-year-old’s normally calm nature will have helped him.

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Speaking to Sky Sports at the break, Keane said: “He’s very lucky, a lucky boy. I didn’t agree that his [Son’s Tottenham incident vs Newcastle] was a red card, obviously it went to VAR, and Maguire here, maybe it’s because of his personality, he’s a calm lad.

“He definitely kicks out, a lucky, lucky boy. I think it’s a red card, his personality probably helps him and they look at the package, asking if he is a nasty type of player.

“Of course, you could say the same about Son. The argument all day is the consistency because if Son was sent off, Maguire should have been as well.”

Anthony Martial gave United a 1-0 lead in the first half before Maguire ended up scoring the second for his side after the break with a fine header.

No doubt Chelsea fans were frustrated to see Maguire score in the second half on the back of the Batshuayi incident.


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