MANCHESTER UNITED manager Erik ten Hag lost his temper with the referee during the game against Barcelona.

The Dutch boss was fuming with Maurizio Mariani after he gave the hosts a free kick for a similar challenge that went unpunished on United star Marcus Rashford.

Maurizio Mariani booked Erik ten Hag for his protests


Maurizio Mariani booked Erik ten Hag for his protestsCredit: Getty

Ten Hag let his feelings be known to the assistant and referee, Maurizio Mariani came over and showed him a yellow card for his protests during the Europa League tie.

The challenge on Rashford was on the edge of the Barcelona box and could have been a good position for the side to score from.

And fans have been backing up Ten Hag on social media as they have been fuming at Mariani’s judgement.

One tweeted: “This ref is ridiculous!!!!

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“How you gonna call the foul for Barcelona but not the same exact foul on Rashford 30secs before?!?!!!??

“THATS RIDICULOUS!!! Giving Barca a chance to score!!! F*** BIASED REFS!!!”

A second wrote: “Disagree with the Ref… Clearly that’s was a foul from Rashford.”

A third commented: “For real yellow for case, and not even a foul on Rashford lmao.”


A fourth said: “There is no debate this is a foul on Marcus Rashford by Jules Kounde.

“Loved the way Erik ten Hag went to bat for his man afterwards, too.”

A fifth added: “Wtf did Casemiro do????? How the hell was that not a foul on Rashford???

“They want to cheat us out of this game.”

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