Arsenal legend, Perry Groves has given his opinion on referee Graig Pawson’s decision to disallow Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal for Manchester United during their Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Sunday.
Pawson decided to book the Portuguese after the 37-year-old thought he had broken the deadlocks in the early minutes of the second half.
The Portuguese icon scored the bizarre goal after taking the ball off the Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope in the middle of the pitch.
However, Pawson blew his whistle to bring back play and let the visitors take the free-kick that they were initially awarded for an earlier offside.
But Ronaldo and his teammates protested the referee’s decision and argued that the free-kick had already been taken.
Groves said on talkSPORT, “Just looking at Craig Pawson, it looks like he’s got his arm up to say when Nick Pope can take it. But looking at him I don’t think he’s got a grip of what’s going on.
“It’s a very difficult one because they [the Newcastle players] will all say they’ve not taken the free-kick.”