Chris Waddle claimed during his role as co-commentator on BBC Radio 5 Live – as per BBC Sport’s Live coverage – that Leeds ace Crysencio Summerville was lucky not to be sent off for a tackle on Manchester United man Bruno Fernandes.
Leeds came into the match on Sunday afternoon having secured a 2-2 draw with Erik ten Hag’s men on Wednesday. But, they failed to build on that – losing 2-0. Leeds were arguably the better side for the first 70 minutes on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford broke the deadlock when Luke Shaw swung a cross into his England teammate, on 80 minutes. Then, with Leeds down, sub Alejandro Garnacho made it 2-0. Leeds looked good, but again, it ended in a frustrating defeat.
Strangely, Waddle thinks Leeds should have gone down to 10 men in the first half. Summerville tackled Fernandes in the first half, getting the ball – leaving Fernandes on the deck. The re did not even give Manchester United a free-kick.
Waddle, though, felt the tackle on Manchester United’s star man was worth going to VAR and a potential red card for Summerville, as per BBC Sport. “Summerville went over the top of Fernandes. He is lucky not to get a card there.”
Leeds ace Summerville lucky not to be sent off for Fernandes tackle
A ridiculous claim. Summerville got the ball and while his studs were slightly showing, he was right to go into the tackle and with the ball bouncing, his foot had to be slightly elevated. No way, in any world, is it a red card – hardly, a foul.
The referee made the right decision and the game continued. To suggest it was a red card is silly. Summerville was, as it turns out, probably one of our best players on the day. He, and Luke Ayling, who continues to shine on the right.