Maguire on Batshuayi incident: ‘No intent to hurt him or kick him’
Manchester United center back Harry Maguire says he was just trying to help Michy Batshuayi from falling when he kicked the forward in the groin.
Maguire wasn’t disciplined for the incident by Video Assistant Referee, and later scored United’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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The Red Devils’ admitted he thought he could get sent off, because he had studs on his boots and it looked bad.
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He was asked whether he was nervous during the review.
“I knew at the time I didn’t have no intent to hurt him or kick him. It wasn’t a kick. I apologized to him, but it was nice that the referee seen it.”
We’ll let the quotes speak for themselves. Supplemental discipline seems likely considering Heung-min Son’s red card was not overturned after the fact.