Manchester United forward accused of diving by Marco Silva
Everton manager angry after Anthony Martial dives theatrically to win penalty for Red Devils
October 30th, 2018
There’s little doubt that Anthony Martial is now blossoming at Manchester United after several frustrating seasons in England, with the Frenchman earning a penalty and then scoring the effective winner against Everton on Sunday.
Martial previously bagged a brace against Chelsea although Marco Silva was unhappy with the way the United forward simulated a foul for the awarding of the penalty.
It appeared that Idrissa Gueye got a touch of the ball in the penalty area and Silva claims that Martial conned the referee.
Everton’s manager said: “It was not a penalty – it is clear the player dived, it leaves a bad sensation. I told the players at half-time it was not a fair result. When the game is balanced in the first 20-25 minutes, the penalty starts to put them ahead in the match and more comfortable.
“That moment, it was no penalty. It was difficult for us. That moment makes it easy for our opponents. You are more exposed then because you have to take more risks. They scored a fantastic goal but we had a good chance to score at 2-1.”