Clips captured by Premier League fans of Manchester United’s clash with Manchester City caught the moment Anthony Martial attempted to deceive the officials with a well-executed dive in the opposition’s box.
United suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of their city rivals in the Carabao Cup semi-final to knock them out of the competition.
One of the two Liverpool fans who shared the moment in question made a more than fair point about the incident, noting that Red Devils fans would have made a similar mockery of such blatant simulation had it come from one of Liverpool’s forwards.
This is hardly the first time that a United player has attempted to win a penalty through such deception, though we’re glad to see that on this occasion the referee was having none of it.
You can catch the clips below, courtesy of Sky Sports:
If this was Salah or Manè United fans would already be in the process of making a documentary about it pic.twitter.com/MXd1tofHlW
— Tommy (@TLister77) January 6, 2021
What a dive from martial pic.twitter.com/WU3DkADbwv
— Mo (@MIG311200) January 6, 2021
That’s a shocker https://t.co/BL7GCGHs6H
— Simonthepieman* (@Simonthepieman9) January 7, 2021