​Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has stated ​Chelsea’s bench was too passive and played a huge role in ​allowing Harry Maguire to escape without a red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi.


Maguire went tumbling over the touchline when Batshuayi challenged him to the ball and the Red Devils captain's outstretched boot caught the Belgian attacker in the groin.


The incident was reviewed by VAR but the England international was not punished and scored the second goal as United went on to do the double over Chelsea for the first time in 35 years. After the match, Maguire insisted he meant no harm and that he straightened his leg because he thought the Chelsea forward was going to fall on him.




However, Scholes believes Maguire should have been given a direct red card and claimed if Jose Mourinho was on that Chelsea bench instead of Lampard, the centre-back would have been sent off.


As reported by ​Metro, Scholes said, "I think the reaction from the Chelsea bench could have been a bit more aggressive. I think if Mourinho is on the Chelsea bench he would be going ballistic and been holding his hand up [waving a card]."


Meanwhile, talking about Maguire, Lampard said after the game, "Harry Maguire should have been sent off I think that’s quite clear from how I saw it and that obviously changes the game. Maguire is a smart boy. England international, held his hands up, didn’t do anything. That’s the time to look at it properly and then you make your decision."