Micah Richards fumes as he explains why Man United goal vs Man City should have been disallowed

Erik ten Hag&aposs side secured a 2-1 win over the Blues at Old Trafford, with Fernandes and Marcus Rashford on target for the home side after Jack Grealish had opened the scoring for City. While United&aposs first goal was initially disallowed by the linesman, it was eventually awarded.

Rashford was behind the last City defender when he looked to run onto a through ball from Casemiro, but the England international opted to leave it to Fernandes – who had arrived from deep – who stroked his effort past Ederson to level proceedings.

The decision to give the goal caused plenty of controversy, with many people suggesting that Rashford, despite not touching the ball, had still interfered with play. Former City full-back Richards insisted that United&aposs equaliser should not have stood, claiming that the Reds forward was clearly involved.

“It&aposs a shocking decision, let&aposs be honest,” Richards told Match of the Day. “Me, as a defender, if you&aposre playing up front and you run offside, I&aposm constantly adjusting my position towards where you&aposre going to be.

“So I&aposm not worried about anything behind me – I&aposm worried about you. If you&aposre offside, we&aposre not bothered. You&aposre trying to keep a high line, which is an art in defending, so now they&aposre stopping you from doing the defending.”

Host Gary Lineker then asked whether Rashford was interfering with play despite not touching the ball, to which Richards replied: “Of course he was.”

Former referee Chris Foy stated that the decision to award the goal was correct, arguing that Rashford had not actually interfered with play.