Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has said that skipper Harry Maguire, should be “embarrassed” for what he did during the club’s draw with West Brom last weekend.
Maguire was awarded a penalty in the second half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw against West Brom, but the decision was reversed after a VAR review.
The England international later claimed after the game that he was “certain” he was fouled by West Brom player Semi Ajayi. Maguire said: “I was so certain it was a penalty. I don’t understand why he’s been sent to check it.
“I’m goalside of the defender, I feel a touch on my shoulder, he’s pulling me back, and then I feel a clip on my heels as well. It was minimal, but it’s a penalty, especially after the referee points to the spot you think there’s no chance it’s getting overturned.
“I was so confident it was going to be given, but it seems like the decisions at the moment are going against us. We can’t be relying on VAR though, we huffed and puffed and have to improve.”
While speaking about his judgment on the penalty drama, Ferdinand described the incident as a “bloody hell”.
“If Harry’s being honest, he will have woken up the next morning and been embarrassed with what he did,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.
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“It’s not what you want to see from a defender. I don’t think that’s what he’s prided himself on throughout his career.
“You try to be cute, I understand that, but you would be embarrassed really. He will watch it back and go, ‘bloody hell, what was I thinking?’”