On Saturday afternoon Matteo Darmian seemed to be a very lucky boy.

Already on a booking, he then proceeded to do this:

You could certainly argue that it was a significantly worse challenge than the one he got booked for, so why the reluctance from Marriner to issue a second yellow?

Well, it’s Old Trafford, innit.

Marriner has already sent five players off this season in 41 games – the same number as he managed in the whole of last season when he reffed 120 games.

Perhaps he doesn’t like to go over that number?

Of course, all we’ll hear from Mourinho is about the penalty that he thinks they should have had for Antonio Valencia’s dive.

Standard, really.