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Manchester United news as fans lament Mount decision and Keane is criticised

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Here are the Manchester United evening headlines on Monday, March 1.

United fans react to Mount kick on Fred

Manchester United fans believe Mason Mount should have been sent off in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on Sunday.

The main area of controversy after the stalemate at Stamford Bridge was around referee Stuart Attwell’s decision not to award United a penalty after Callum Hudson-Odoi handled the ball.

But eagle-eyed United supporters also spotted another bone of contention, with Chelsea midfielder Mount escaping punishment for a kick out at Fred.

Mount reacted badly after being fouled by the United holding midfielder and connected with the Brazilian’s shin, but Attwell missed the incident.
Read more here.

Keane undoing Neville’s good work in punditry

Roy Keane was the talk of Twitter on Sunday after his heated on-air argument with Jamie Redknapp threatened to boil over on Sky Sports.

The fiery conversation between the former Manchester United and Liverpool midfielders lit up an otherwise fairly boring Super Sunday, but the MEN’s Dominic Booth argues that Keane’s brand of outspoken, no-nonsense punditry is undermining those pundits who actually provide analysis.

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, among others, have earned reputations for their detailed dissections of Premier League football and, while Keane’s work might get his employers trending, it does a disservice to his more informed colleagues.

Read the full piece here.

The two moments which revealed an alarming characteristic

United’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday didn’t have much action in it, with both sides struggling to break down solid defences, but it did reinforce a lot of preconceptions about Solskjaer’s side.

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Manchester United were denied a penalty in controversial fashion against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were furious that Callum Hudson-Odoi wasn’t penalised for a handball, as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. The point leaves United 12 points behind leaders Man City, with Crystal Palace the next opponents.

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The away side struggled to impose themselves on a big game, showed they are over reliant on Bruno Fernandes, and, most alarmingly, were too nice.

That’s what Richard Fay believes and he outlines the reasons behind a fifth goalless draw against a ‘big six’ side this season.

Attwell’s decision not to award United a penalty may have drawn most of the attention, but it also helped disguise another match in which Solskjaer’s side showed they don’t have the answers. Read the full piece here.

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