Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs says he is still in shock at the decision to send Nani off in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
United led after Sergio Ramos’ own goal early in the second half, but the game changed when Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir dismissed the Portugal winger for a mid-air challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa as the Spaniards went on to win the game 2-1 to go through 3-2 on aggregate.
“I’d initially gone over to tell him Nani was looking at the ball,” Giggs said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.
“I’ve gone back to my position on the edge of the box, because they’ve got a free-kick.
“I was actually looking at the referee when he did it (showed the red card). I’ve never, ever experienced a shock like it on a football pitch because I just didn’t expect it. And I’ve never seen a stadium in shock like that.”