Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher disagree over Wolves’ late penalty shout at Old Trafford, as Man United legend insists Andre Onana ‘knew what he was doing’
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have disagreed over Wolves’ last-minute penalty shout during Man United’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Monday night.
The visitors were almost awarded a late penalty when goalkeeper Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic when trying to claim a high ball into the box. But after a lengthy VAR review, the on-field decision from referee Simon Hooper stood.
Man United legend Neville insisted that Onana ‘knew what he was doing’ during the collision, and could easily have conceded a stoppage time penalty – although Carragher disagreed, as they argued the point on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
Neville said: ‘The reason why I thought it was a penalty was because I don’t think Onana was anywhere near the ball. He was always under it, he was always getting there – so I think he could have made the decision before he jumped.
‘Look, I always used to say if my keeper was coming out, take everything with you and clatter the lot and he’s done that so in some ways…’
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville had opposing views on Wolves’ possible penalty on Monday
Man United goalkeeper Andre Onana clattered into Wolves’ Sasa Kalajdzic in stoppage time
Presenter David Jones jumped in at this point to confirm: ‘Yes he has!’
Neville continued: ‘No no, that’s what I would want my keeper to do if he was coming out – take the lot with you.
‘But the problem is he’s done that and the problem is he’s nowhere near the ball so in some ways I think he has in a calculated fashion decided that he’s just going to try and disturb, as much as he can, the attacking player and try to put him off so I do think it was a penalty as he wasn’t near enough to the ball.
‘If they had arrived at the same time it and it had been one of those where he’s just missed the ball, just over his finger, that’s a different story. I think he knew what he was doing.’
But when Jones asked Carragher if he agreed, the former Liverpool defender said: ‘I’m not sure. When I initially saw it and when it hadn’t been given as a penalty I didn’t think there was any way in the world that it was going to be over-turned.
‘I didn’t think it was that big of a mistake, you’re talking about wanting to keep the referee’s decision on the pitch.
It was a blow for Gary O’Neil’s visitors, who played well, but ultimately left with nothing
‘I think once the referee hadn’t given it I didn’t think it was that big of a mistake for them to overturn – so I didn’t expect him to go and over turn it at the screen, no.’
It was a tough blow for Gary O’Neil’s visitors, who were strong opposition for Man United, with a raft of their own chances. However, Wolves ultimately left with nothing.
However, their fans will have confidence that they can ride out the rest of the season, starting with a home match against Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
Man United’s next Premier League game is later that evening, when they visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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