By Coral Barry
Marouane Fellaini faces a lengthy ban after his elbow on Emre Can was caught on camera during Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday.
The incident was missed by referee Carlos Carballo and the five other officials as Fellaini clashed with Can off the ball in the final stages of the Europa League match.
The Belgian’s swinging arm on Can looks to have been deliberate and Fellaini might now be slapped with a three-game ban by UEFA.
Former referee Howard Webb acts as an officiating expert for BT Sport and flagged the infringement up after the game.
“If the referees had seen that, it would have been a red card for sure,” said Webb speaking to BT Sport.
“Uefa might want to look at that as well, it was clearly an act of violent conduct, none of the six officials saw it on the day.”
If the midfielder is charged and found guilty then he will miss the returning leg of the last 16 tie with Liverpool at Old Trafford next Thursday.