Contentious incident at the close of Old Trafford encounter will leave Chelsea and Man United fans arguing long into the night!
On first viewing it did indeed appear that Argentine wide-man had gone to ground after little or no contact, indeed his reputation would leave many to think this way without a second thought.
The case for the dive.
The case for contact.
On closer inspection it does appear that Branislav Ivanovic has indeed made pretty strong contact with di Maria’s boot not once, but twice. Indeed some could argue that the Man United attacker initially tries to stay on his feet but then perhaps aware he’s better of going down he does just that.