By Keith Hackett

29th Nov, 2021 | 9:15pm

Carrick told to 'learn laws of the game' by ex-Fifa ref in new Man United controversy

Michael Carrick should reacquaint himself with the laws of the game after he insisted Chelsea should not have been awarded a penalty against Man United.

That is the view of ex-Fifa and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s foul on Thiago Silva.

The two were challenging for a loose ball at a corner and Wan-Bissaka appeared to kick Silva’s leg when attempting a clearance.

Then-caretaker manager Carrick told Sky Sports after the game he did not think the incident warranted a penalty.

Jorginho equalised from the spot as he made amends for his error that led to Man United’s opening goal.

Asked for his assessment of the incident and Carrick’s comments, Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think the penalty kick was spot on.

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“I don’t think there were any doubts that was a penalty.

“All Michael has to do is look at the laws of the game. I suggest he learns the criteria for a careless challenge and that’s what it was. It was a careless challenge by the Man United player.

“Anthony Taylor did brilliantly to spot it. Often when we coach referees we talk about holding your gaze. He held his gaze and as a result, he saw that challenge. He was very positive in selling it too.”

Carrick was replaced as Man United boss by Ralf Rangnick the day after the draw at Stamford Bridge.

Rangnick has been appointed as interim boss until the end of the season and will then take up a consultancy role.

In other news, players are going to get hurt as controversial Cristiano Ronaldo footage emerges from Man United.