Erik ten Hague laments Anthony Taylor’s performance in Man Utd’s draw with Southampton

Erik ten Hague lamented Anthony Taylor’s refereeing performance during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Southampton at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils were forced to play with ten men for most of the game against Southampton after Casemiro picked up his second straight red in his last three Premier League appearances for a high challenge on Carlos Alcaraz.

A second straight red means United’s star midfielder will miss the club’s next four domestic games after a red card already this season.

Another big decision went against the men from The Hague during the first half as well, with Armel Bela Kuchip getting away with an apparently open hand ball in his own penalty area.

Speaking to Sky Sports about the decision not to fine Man Utd, Ten Hague said: “Oh definitely. [the penalty should’ve been awarded]. There is no doubt about it.

“I don’t understand why VAR is not intervening as they used to.”

When asked about Casemiro’s red card, Ten Hague pointed out that, before playing in the Premier League, the midfielder had not received a single straight red in his long career: “Casemiro played over 500 games in Europe and He never had one. [straight] network card.

“And now, he’s got red cards in 20 games in the Premier League. We’ll deal with that. [his suspension for four games]. The problem is that the game was influenced by the referee.”

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