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Man Utd superstar David de Gea channels Mourinho with dig at referee minutes after Palace win

Man Utd superstar David de Gea channels Mourinho with dig at referee minutes after Palace win

David de Gea appears to have expressed his displeasure with referee Andre Marriner following Manchester United’s tense 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. 

Manchester United climbed to third place in the Premier League with the victory at Old Trafford, but again, questionable calls marred the occasion.

In recent weeks, the Theatre of Dreams has become accustomed to divisive decisions.

In the Manchester derby last month, United benefited from a controversial offside call, as Marcus Rashford was ruled to have had no impact on play when Bruno Fernandes scored from an offside position.

However, last weekend against Reading in the FA Cup, Andy Carroll went unpunished for a high tackle on Christian Eriksen that has ruled him out for three months.

United felt that the officiating nearly cost them three points against Patrick Viera’s side during Saturday’s Premier League matchup with Palace.

De Gea wasted no time expressing his outrage, posting a provocative GIF on Twitter mere minutes after reentering the United locker room.

It depicted a classic Jose Mourinho moment when the former Manchester United manager stated, “If I speak, I’m in big trouble” after disagreeing with refereeing decisions during his years in the Premier League.

After goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford either side of halftime, United was in command with a 2-0 lead.

Casemiro was shown a straight red card after one hour for grabbing Will Hughes by the throat during a massive scuffle between the two teams for which he deservedly received the punishment. The incident occurred during a massive scuffle between the two sides.

Jeffrey Schlupp shoved Antony off the field and into the trench, prompting the Brazilian winger to react angrily.

Nonetheless, additional footage reveals that Jordan Ayew also grabbed Fred by the throat during the altercation between several United and Palace players.

And despite VAR prompting Marriner to dismiss Casemiro, it ignored the second incident, which would have likely resulted in Palace also being reduced to ten men.

In a later incident, as United clung to a 2-1 lead, Marriner whistled Marcel Sabitzer for a foul after what appeared to be a perfectly legal tackle in the hosts’ half.

Erik ten Hag expressed his frustration with ‘inconsistent’ refereeing since his arrival in England during his post-match press conference.

He said: “Casemiro crossed the line. You saw that. However, I’m unhappy with the inconsistent refereeing, not only in this game but also at Palace.

“They elbowed Martine [at Selhurst Park]. And then last week with Eriksen [against Reading]. A lot of other players crossed the line, including some Crystal Palace players. VAR didn’t intervene with them.”

Man Utd superstar David de Gea channels Mourinho with dig at referee minutes after Palace win

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