Manchester United pair Ibrahimovic, Rojo escape FA punishment

Manchester United duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo will not face any action from the Football Association following incidents during the team’s victory over Crystal Palace.

Ibrahimovic, who scored the winner in the 2-1 triumph on Tuesday night, went unpunished on the night for an apparent elbow on Yohan Cabaye.

However, according to The Mirror, the former Sweden international has escaped retrospective action after three former elite referees were not unanimous in their independent review.

As for Rojo, the Argentine was lucky to get away with a yellow card from referee Craig Pawson when he lunged in with a two-footed tackle on Wilfried Zaha during the first half.

The nature of the challenge could have easily resulted in a red card, but much like he did against Everton following a tackle on Idrissa Gueye, the defender got off lightly.

Due to the match official seeing the incident, the FA cannot enforce retrospective punishment on the player.

It was a match riddled with errors, mainly from the referee, as he allowed Paul Pogba’s opening goal even though the midfielder appeared to be offside when he scored, and the ball hit Ibrahimovic’s arm before the striker provided the assist.

In addition, Pawson opted against awarding a penalty to United, despite Joe Ledley handling in the area.

 


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