Manchester United coach Michael Carrick was on the receiving end of abuse from Liverpool supporters yesterday, as the Red Devils lost 2-0 against their arch rivals.
The former midfielder was frustrated at a decision made in the first half and exchanged words with the fourth official John Moss. He then turned to Liverpool fans behind the dugout expressing more anger, which he is well within his right to do…
There will be clowns suggest this is a sign of unprofessionalism but this is the biggest fixture in English football. Carrick knows that and it’s expected that people will lose their cool when there’s a lot at stake.
Carrick has always been a top pro so that goes without saying.
James Pearce of The Athletic tweeted the altercation as it happened:
Michael Carrick involved in a heated row with #LFC fans behind the dugout.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) January 19, 2020
There was no shortage of tension on the Man Utd bench before VAR overruled Roberto Firmino’s strike.
But we don’t usually see Carrick fuming or giving abuse back in games. It just proves what a horrible set of fans Liverpool have.
The goal was eventually ruled out due to a foul on David de Gea in the buildup. Referee Craig Pawson initially gave the goal which prompted De Gea to react furiously.
Virgil van Dijk scored Liverpool’s opener and was later responsible for fouling the United keeper.
It even caused a stir amongst Roy Keane, Graeme Souness and Patrice Evra in the Sky Sports studio.