It was just scripted to happen wasn’t it? After the penalty fiasco at Molineux, Manchester United were bound to get another spot-kick against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Lo and behold, Marcus Rashford stepped up, but saw his penalty cannon off the post. Cue social media delirium. Following the debacle against Wolves, United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville admitted his anger at the situation, and claimed he was initially “fuming” with Paul Pogba over his role in it.
Following Rashford’s miss against Palace, Neville told Sky Sports he felt it was “probably inevitable” that it happened, and refused to place any blame on the England international for failing to convert his spot-kick.
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After hearing the former United star’s take on it, Red Devils fans flooded to Twitter to slam Neville for his apparent hypocrisy.
Many supporters of the Manchester side insisted this is another display of “favouritism” and that British players are more “protected” from criticism.
Indeed, some fans even criticised Neville for contributing to the way the situation panned out against Wolves, and revealed they couldn’t “take him seriously anymore” following his latest comments.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Favouritism strikes again, why am i not surprised?
— (@iseekwisdm) 25 August 2019
This is a perfect example of how British players are more protected from criticism at United. When Pogba’s pen got saved it was 30mins of anger and disappointment. When Rashford missed (keeper went the other direction) it’s okay because keepers done their homework #MUFC
— Irshaad Allie (@Irshaad_Allie) 25 August 2019
Oh my God the level of hypocrisy on this one
— Joan Issac (@joanissac26) 25 August 2019
Neville helped massively to contribute to the situation the other night. Ridiculous
— Rohan (@Chops8592) 25 August 2019
— Varun (@varunb1085) 25 August 2019
The hypocrisy. The bias. Can’t take him seriously anymore
— Mohammed Rahil (@m7mdrahil) 25 August 2019
The situation created…..@GNev2 you helped create this with your stupidly long rant about it.
— Phil (@PhilRyanMUFC) 25 August 2019
@GNev2 when pogba misses goes on a a 3 day rant. When local lad rashford misses penalties are hard hypocrisy at its finest
— Van Alfordrooy (@VanAlfordrooy10) 25 August 2019
Lost all respect for him after that, Nev can jog on
— Mitch (@Mztch) 25 August 2019