Swansea boss Paul Clement just stopped short of using the ‘D’ word but he says that Marcus Rashford “deceived the referee” to win Manchester United’s penalty.
The Swans took a point from Old Trafford courtesy of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late equaliser but United’s goal came courtesy of Rashford taking a leap over Lucasz Fabianski.
“My players clearly thought it wasn’t a penalty, and seeing the replay the player [Marcus Rashford] has deceived the referee. It’s clear. There’s no other way to look at it,” said Clement. Indeed.
“The ref seemed to have some doubts because there was a big delay and I spoke to him afterwards and he said he was only receiving confirmation from his assistants.
“It was a mistake. He went down way before there was contact.”
Opposite number Jose Mourinho said: “I don’t have a view because I didn’t watch.
“And I have Marcus’ opinion and he said that the goalkeeper touched him.”