Jamie Redknapp and Emile Heskey say Scott McTominay should have been SENT OFF for reckless lunge

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Jamie Redknapp and Emile Heskey insist ‘reckless’ Scott McTominay should have been SENT OFF for his ‘studs-showing’ tackle on James Maddison in Man United’s draw with Leicester

  • Leicester were unhappy Scott McTominay escaped a red card on Saturday
  • James Maddison was caught above the ankle by the Man United midfielder
  • And Jamie Redknapp and Emile Heskey believe he should have been sent off 

Jamie Redknapp and Emile Heskey believe Scott McTominay should have been sent off for his lunge on James Maddison,

Leicester felt the Manchester United midfielder should have seen red after he caught Maddison just above the ankle as he stretched to win the ball after a heavy touch in the second half.

McTominay escaped with a yellow card when he left Maddison in agony and United boss Ralf Rangnick took the hint by taking the midfielder off soon afterwards. 
Leicester were unhappy Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay escaped a red card

Leicester were unhappy Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay escaped a red card

Sky Sports pundit Redknapp said: ‘I think it’s a red in the current climate. 

‘There was a very similar tackle earlier in the season, probably a bit worse, and that was Harry Kane. He got a yellow card, I felt he should have got a red on that occasion. 

‘But it was reckless, he’s out of control, and you’re endangering an opponent.

McTominay caught Maddison as he stretched to win the ball after a heavy touch on Saturday

McTominay caught James Maddison as he stretched to win the ball after a heavy touch

Heskey added: ‘100% a red card for me. 

‘He hasn’t got control of the ball, and he’s gone full force, studs showing. For me, that a red card, no doubt.’

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was unhappy with the decision.

Midfielder McTominay was substituted shortly after being booked for the foul on Saturday

Midfielder McTominay was substituted shortly after being booked for the foul on Saturday

He said: ‘We had a similar situation at West Ham earlier in the season when Ayoze Perez took a heavy touch and then caught his opponent.

‘He got a red card. Scott was heavily committed in his challenge after a heavy touch it could easily have been the same decision.

‘James had pain in his foot but we were thankful he could continue and played fantastically in the end.’

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