Manchester United remained in fifth spot on the Premier League log after their game against City rivals Manchester City ended in stalemate. The talking point of the game was not the score line but Marouane Fellaini’s Red Card.
Fellaini headbutted Man City striker Sergio Aguerro before he was sent off. Speaking to Jose Mourinho, the Belgian blamed his expulsion from the game on his reputation and not on the offense, this report is according to the Metro.
Fellaini made his seventh start of the Premier League this season. His selection stemmed from the absence of Paul Pogba who picked up a knock in Man United win over Burnley last weekend. Fellaini will now miss the next three games for United which includes games against Swansea, Arsenal and Tottenham.
Mourinho appears to be defending the action of Fellaini with claims that Aguerro assimilated with his over reaction,
‘If Sergio doesn’t go to the floor for sure it’s not a red card but if Marouane gave him chance to do that,’ said Mourinho.
‘I don’t know because I didn’t watch. I have just three details. Marouane says it’s a red card because it’s Marouane. He is very disappointed. He feels it is a red card because he is Marouane Fellaini.
‘Martin Atkinson told me in his opinion it’s a red card but I saw Aguero in the tunnel but no broken nose no broken head, his face is nice as always, so I’m not so sure.
‘Probably I can guess it is a bit of a red card and a bit of a very experienced, smart Argentinian player.’
Mourinho will now be hoping that Pogba returns on time else he’ll be left with a very thin midfield option. Although Rooney can assume that position in midfield but the England legend seem to have surpassed the twilight of his career with series of poor performances.
United still have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League if they end the season in fourth. We still have a game in hand over Liverpool. If we the remainder of the fixture, Champions league qualification is sure.