Edinson Cavani’s improvised chokeslam on Yerry Mina last week goes unpunished.
The Telegraph have reported that the FA have investigated the incident with a view to dishing out a retrospective ban, but he won’t be receiving any further action.
It is suggested in the report that the referee confirmed in his post-match report that he saw the incident and decided against dishing out a booking, which prevents a ban of any sort because the FA are rarely seen going against match officials.
If the referee seen the incident and made his call, it’s unlikely that VAR intervention would have made any difference, with the Carabao Cup reduced to the antiquated system of match reports and not being able to act immediately after an incident occurs.
This is good news for Manchester United because Cavani has spent enough time out on the sidelines. It would be nice to have him back playing and scoring goals consistently if we are looking at running a title race this season.
We shouldn’t forget about the other bubbling concern that Cavani still faces another charge for a social media post he made a few weeks ago.