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‘It was a natural reaction’ – Harry Maguire on possible red card incident in Man Utd win

Man Utd defender Harry Maguire has defended himself from suggestions that he could have received a red card against Chelsea on Monday night.

The incident happened in the opening half at Stamford Bridge, before the Red Devils went on to secure a 2-0 win to give themselves a huge boost in their pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

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As Maguire fell to the ground and out of play, Michy Batshuayi appeared set to fall on top of him, only for the England international to seemingly kick out and catch him, as seen in the video below.

Pundits Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane were adamant at half-time that it should have resulted in a red card, but Maguire has insisted that there was no intent and that was merely a natural reaction for him to straighten his leg.

He did concede that he caught Batshuayi and he did apologise to the Chelsea striker, but that will come as little consolation for the Blues as they suffered another major setback in their bid to hold on to that fourth spot in the Premier League table.

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