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Bruno Fernandes demands referee apology to United for denying penalty in Tottenham clash

United were denied a first-half penalty when Alejandro Garnacho sent a shot towards goal that struck the outstretched arm of defender Cristian Romero

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 21.08.23, 10:18 AM
A second-half opener from Pape Sarr followed by an own goal by Lisandro Martinez condemned United to a sobering but deserved loss

A second-half opener from Pape Sarr followed by an own goal by Lisandro Martinez condemned United to a sobering but deserved loss Twitter

Bruno Fernandes has called on the officials to issue an apology to Manchester United after they were denied a penalty in their 2-0 defeat against Tottenham.

A second-half opener from Pape Sarr followed by an own goal by Lisandro Martinez condemned United to a sobering but deserved loss on Saturday.

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United were denied a first-half penalty when Alejandro Garnacho sent a shot towards goal that struck the outstretched arm of defender Cristian Romero.

The incident was reviewed on VAR but no action was taken as referee Michael Oliver waved play to continue.

Fernandes, who missed a glorious chance from point-blank range in the match, referenced last week’s penalty incident at Old Trafford during United’s win over Wolves where Gary O’Neil was given an apology by referees’ boss Jon Moss for not giving a spot-kick when Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic.

“Last week they made a big thing on United not having a penalty against them [Wolves],” said Fernandes.

“I want to see what’s going to happen this week if it’s going to happen the same show they did last week.

“I want to see if Jon Moss also comes to apologise to our dressing room like they said he did to the manager of Wolves.”

Former United captain Roy Keane blasted the players for the poor show.

“Desperate, absolutely desperate,” thundered Sky Sports pundit Keane. “The biggest insult I always think about is teams who can’t do it away from home. Manchester United are the new Spurs.”

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