Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed Erik Lamela for the part he played in Anthony Martial’s sending off during Tottenham’s 6-1 win at Old Trafford.
United got off to the perfect start when Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot. Goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Heung-min Son then flipped the game on its head.
Controversy struck in the 28th minute when Martial was marking Lamela at a corner.
The Frenchman reacted to being pushed by slapping the Tottenham attacker in the face and he was instantly shown a red card.
Lamela hit the deck after being tapped and Solskjaer was furious with the Argentinian’s reaction and called for Jose Mourinho to sort it out.
“When we get the start we did you think you have the game how you wanted,” Solskjaer said. “But you make bad decisions and then you’re two or three down.
When asked about the incident, Mourinho said: “I didn’t watch it. For sure, Man United could have ended the match with eight players because a few other actions could have ended that way.
“But I agree with Anthony Taylor not to because it could have been disastrous for them, Luke Shaw for example. We were confident and we were winning, but of course it made it easier, but the game was in our pocket.”
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