Neville’s verdict on Martial red card
Gary Neville was in two minds over Anthony Martial’s controversial red card for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur.
The United attacker saw red after a clash with Erik Lamela, which saw the Spurs attacker catch Martial with an elbow as the two tussled prior to a corner.
Martial subsequently palmed Lamela in the neck and the Spurs star dramatically fell to the ground.
Referee Anthony Taylor gave Martial a red card and Lamela off, leaving plenty of United fans fuming.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said that Martial was petulant but, if his was a red, Lamela’s should have been too.
“Martial doesn’t have a leg to stand on in the sense that he’s petulant, he’s raised his hand to the face.
“He’s reacted to what Lamela’s done to him. I don’t think there’s much difference in what Lamela does and what Martial does.
“The forearm into the face or chin could have got Lamela in trouble, but Martial doesn’t.”