Manchester United striker Robin van Persie have expressed his disappointment over the red card incident that took place when
Manchester United lost to Real Madrid in a 2-1 Champions League Round of 16 at Old Trafford.
Van Persie believes that sending off Nani was a cruel decision, and he spoke to AD.ni: “That red card was hugely unjustified.
“It was not even a yellow card or a free-kick. Nani couldn’t do anything about it, he hardly touched Arbeloa.
“For an hour everything was looking good, the tactics seems to be right. We really had the feeling that we were going to make the second goal and then it became very difficult for Real Madrid. But then it was the referee pulled the red card. “
The Dutch striker also criticized UEFA for appointing Cuneyt Cakir as the referee in that match.
“The worst thing is that the UEFA supports him. That’s cowardly, because I really don’t understand it,” he said.
“Why don’t they say honestly: ‘He hasn’t seen it?’
“I didn’t understand beforehand that this man would be the referee. Such an unknown referee who hasn’t had any big games for months.
“The guys from Madrid said afterwards that it was not a red card. It’s too bad, because bigger matches than Manchester United-Real
Madrid won’t come.
“So now it’s all about the title in the Premier League.”
United have almost won their twentieth title, and Persie seems very happy about the ideaof grabbing a trophy after quite a while.
“Yeah, we can win it at Arsenal away or at home against Manchester City. It doesn’t bother me, I just want to grab that title,” said Van Persie.