Former ‘Manchester United referee’ claims Attwell should have given United a penalty

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It’s bizarre that anyone in the football world will want a penalty given to Manchester United in the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. To even think that a former so-called top referee will want a penalty given in the Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood situation is even more disturbing.

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg believes referee Stuart Attwell, should have pointed to the spot in favour of Manchester United on Sunday.

In the video review, various camera angles depicted various views, and in the reverse view, the ball first hit Greenwood’s arm before getting to Hudson-Odoi, but somehow, Clattenburg believes it should have been given.

Clattenburg has now questioned the decision in his Daily Mail column: “I am amazed Manchester United were not awarded a penalty in the first half for the clear handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

“The Chelsea player’s arm was up in an unnatural position and the ball hit his hand.

“VAR Chris Kavanagh thought referee Stuart Attwell had missed a clear penalty so he gave him the opportunity to review it at his pitch-side monitor.

“How Attwell did not then point to the spot, having been shown the same angles that we were, is a mystery.”

Chelsea fans surely have unsavoury memories of Clattenburg especially in the games against Manchester United, and no one is definitely missing him.

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