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WATCH: PSG v Man Utd... was that a penalty? Ex-United defender thinks NOT

2019-03-07 08:18
Rio Ferdinand.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that the penalty awarded to the Red Devils against Paris Saint-Germain should NOT have been given.

WATCH: Man United legends react to stunning win at PSG

Marcus Rashford fired United into the Champions League quarter-final from the penalty spot in the dying moments of the game.

United went into the last-16 second leg tie at the Parc des Princes trailing 2-0 from the first meeting at home, but were in good form having won three and picked up a draw against Liverpool in the four games since then, although PSG had won five on the bounce since that February 12 showdown.

The Red Devils put the tie back into the melting pot with a goal inside two minutes from Romelu Lukaku, only for the hosts to level 10 minutes later when Juan Bernat scored.

Despite PSG's dominance, Lukaku put United back in front on the night after 30 minutes before Marcus Rashford coolly converted a stoppage-time penalty, controversially awarded via the Video Assistant Referee, to level the aggregate score at 3-3 and seal an away-goal win.

However, Ferdinand along with BT Sport pundits and former United team-mates, Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen, do not agree with in-studio referee Peter Walton.



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