Man Utd's Mason Greenwood escapes uninjured from horror tackle vs Southampton

  • Kobe Tong

Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood was very lucky to escape uninjured after a horror tackle from Oriol Romeu vs Southampton.

United entered the game amidst one of their finest runs of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, going unbeaten in all competitions since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

In fact, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's confidence could be evidenced by the fact an unchanged United XI was named for the fifth consecutive Premier League match for the first time since 1993.

And the visit of Southampton proved to be a tantalising one with Leicester City's shock 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth giving the Red Devils an opportunity to slide into the Champions League places.

However, it was the Saints who made the breakthrough on 12 minutes and it came just moments after Anthony Martial broke clear one-on-one, only for Alex McCarthy to thwart him.

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There was no such mistake from Stuart Armstrong, though, as the Scot smashed the ball past David de Gea after Paul Pogba weakly conceded possession on the edge of his own area.

However, when we say Martial made amends for his early miss, we mean Martial made amends for his early miss, bagging a goal and assist within just three minutes of each other.

The Frenchman showed some incredible hold-up play to turn provider for Marcus Rashford's equaliser, before going alone to score a fantastic solo goal and flip the game on its head.

Greenwood escapes horror tackle

Nevertheless, the biggest talking point came just before half-time when Greenwood was lucky to walk away uninjured when Romeu looked to have stamped on the back of his lower leg.

It seemed inexplicable that VAR didn't look back at the incident and consider it a red card offence. Check out the controversial moment down below:

It's no wonder Gary Neville said 'they can be leg-breakers' and 'he's tried to do him' on the Sky Sports commentary.

When you're planting your studs that high up the back of another player's leg, you're always running the risk of causing a serious injury and it's no wonder that Neville thought the blow was deliberate.

And it was certainly difficult to hear that Matt Le Tissier didn't think it was a red card offence during his half-time analysis, though he must at least have reckoned that it was a caution.


Do you think it was a red card offence? How come it wasn't picked up?

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