Roy Keane disagrees with bizarre Michael Carrick claim after Chelsea vs Manchester United

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Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick says he does not believe that Chelsea should have been awarded a penalty in the Blues’ 1-1 draw with his side.

Thomas Tuchel’s team dominated proceedings at Stamford Bridge, but failed to find the cutting edge to give them the lead.

A mistake from midfielder Jorginho saw Jadon Sancho played through on goal. Despite having the option of Marcus Rashford to his left, the summer signing opted to shoot for himself, placing the ball past Edouard Mendy to give United the lead in the second half.

The Blues continued to push and were awarded a penalty as Aaron Wan-Bissaka kicked the heel of Thiago Silva in the box in an attempt to clear the ball.

VAR stuck with Anthony Taylor’s on-field decision, and Jorginho redeemed his earlier error with a calmly placed finish.

Chelsea could have won it late on as a cross landed to Antonio Rudiger at the far post with time to hit the target. The defender blazed the ball over the bar instead as the home side had to settle for a point.

Speaking after the game, Carrick told Sky Sports: “I don’t think it was a penalty, no.

“I don’t think it was a penalty at all. I don’t know if my opinion counts now, but yeah, I think they had a lot of play and some shots.

“David [De Gea] had probably two saves, which I knew before the game that he was going to have to make those saves for us.

“Other than that, though, I felt comfortable in the game.”

The result caps off a decent week for the caretaker, winning a crunch match against Villarreal in the Champions League midweek too.

However, former Reds midfielder Roy Keane was in disagreement with Carrick over the penalty: “I disagreed with everything he said in that interview.

“It’s clearly a penalty. He’s talking about the players efforts he’s proud of them.

“He’s been working with the players for months. He was in the dugout with Ole.

“All of sudden he’s proud of them and they have a plan. What about the other games?”

Source by Football London

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