Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey slams officials for shameful handling of Lisandro Martinez incident – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United fell yesterday to Aston Villa in a devastating 3-1 loss.

A lackluster performance from United saw the team’s defensive errors punished mercilessly by Villa, courtesy of goals from Leon Bailey, Lucas Digne and Jacob Ramsey.

Villa’s most dangerous player was Bailey. The winger was a constant thorn in the side of the United defence, who found it difficult to deal with his tricky feet and pace.

The Jamaican, despite his heroism yesterday, took to Twitter to criticize party officials for their handling of an incident with Lisandro Martinez.

At one point during the game, Bailey found himself near the corner flag with Martinez, who was shielding the ball from him to put it out of play for a goal kick.

Bailey found himself on the wrong side of Martinez’s physique and was apparently injured in the confrontation. He lay writhing on the ground in pain before he was checked out by medical staff from his club.

Bailey took to Twitter to address the incident. He did not mince words when criticizing the referees.

He said: “Very disappointed with the referees today, I couldn’t breathe for a second after taking two elbows to the rib.

“The linesman continued to say that he shouldn’t say anything because he was doing the same thing to Martinez.”

He finished off by saying in his statement: “Sometimes I don’t understand why we have VAR. SMH [shake my head].”

Fortunately, it was nothing serious and Bailey was deemed fit to continue.

United must now leave Villa’s defeat in distant memory and seek revenge in the EFL, where they will have a chance to redeem themselves against Unai Emery’s men.

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