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Ex-ref Halsey: Chelsea deserved pen; Maguire did his best Hulk Hogan!

Former Premier League ref Mark Halsey says Chelsea should've been awarded a penalty during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Manchester United.

Halsey is adamant Harry Maguire fouled Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta inside the area.

He wrote for The Sun: "Manchester United drew with Chelsea on Saturday — mainly thanks to Harry Maguire getting away with a choke hold that wrestler Hulk Hogan would be proud of.

"Referees had another weekend to forget and VAR made matters worse.

"Maguire's grapple with Cesar Azpilicueta during Manchester United's game against Chelsea was a clear penalty.

"It was like a strangle hold on one of those old wrestling shows.

"A referee always tries to get in the best possible position for the ultimate viewing angle but Martin Atkinson has not seen it.

"I would have thought VAR would have recommended a review.

"In my opinion it is a clear and obvious error. That's why we have VAR."

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