Gary Neville declared that Luke Shaw was lucky to avoid being shown a red card in Manchester United’s game against Burnley.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side travelled to Turf Moor knowing that a point would be enough to move them to the top of the Premier League.
There were plenty of talking points in a goalless first half, with a VAR review for two potential red cards and Harry Maguire seeing a goal softly chalked off for a foul.
After a VAR review that lasted four minutes, Burnley’s Robbie Brady saw his yellow card for a foul on Edinson Cavani wiped away as the focus shifted to Shaw’s challenge moments before.
The full-back was judged to be guilty of a foul on Johan Berg Gudmundsson but, after heading to the monitor, Shaw was only issued with a caution.
Neville believes the left-back was fortunate not to have been given his marching orders by Kevin Friend.
“I don’t think he gets the ball, Luke Shaw, no he doesn’t. That’s a foul. When you look at him there, when he misses the ball, it’s the studs that go into the side of his shin,” he said on Sky Sports’ commentary.
“It doesn’t look clever when you slow it down. Luke Shaw could be in trouble because he misses the ball, then the follow-through. It’s a foul, definitely. He actually puts his left leg out towards, but we’ll see.
“I think he’s lucky because his left leg seems to follow-through, but it looked like a genuine attempt at the time. When you look at it again, it’s the best he could’ve hoped for out of that.”