Was Ander Herrera lucky to avoid a red card for this horror tackle on Joe Allen?
Ander Herrera doesn't strike you as a midfield enforcer.
Getting stuck in à la Roy Keane isn't the strongest element of the Spaniard's game but he came up with a tackle on Sunday afternoon that bore a striking resemblance to the most infamous challenge of Keano's career.
Herrera only saw yellow for this studs-up tackle on Stoke's Joe Allen, who went on to score the equaliser for the Potters.
Allen was lucky to avoid serious injury and could well have suffered a broken leg had his foot been planted in the turf.
But plenty of spectators were convinced that Herrera got off easy with a booking for this.
Owen Hargreaves thinks Herrera pulled out of the tackle, ok lad. pic.twitter.com/FWNb3W795s
— David Hale (@davidhalelfc) October 2, 2016
Herrera should have been long gone with that tackle... shocking
— Jay Luttman (@JayLutts) October 2, 2016
That was a horrendous tackle by Ander Herrera on Joe Allen, would have been a red if it was someone like Shawcross doing it.
— Stuart Spall (@spally76) October 2, 2016
Herrera tackle was a shocker. Should've been a straight red. Just as well the lad's foot wasn't planted. I winced just watching it. #MUFC
— Steven Livingston (@sflivingston) October 2, 2016
Disgusting tackle from Herrera. Definite red card.
— Anders Skifter (@AndersArsenal) October 2, 2016
That Herrera tackle was nasty tbh
— Zuka (@marzu_awal) October 2, 2016
That's a terrible tackle by Herrera. Lucky only to be yellow carded. Not intentional though.
— Gideon (@DondeonBeke) October 2, 2016
That is a disgusting tackle from herrera
— Sam (@iwobiflick17) October 2, 2016
Herrera lucky to get away with only a yellow after that tackle
— Isceflex (@Iscflex) October 2, 2016