VIDEO: Should Meyler miss FA Cup final after Adnan Januzaj stamp?

VIDEO: Should Meyler miss FA Cup final after Adnan Januzaj stamp?


Hull City midfielder David Meyler faces being banned for the FA Cup final against Arsenal later this month after the Irish international appeared to stamp on Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj during his side’s 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.


With the seconds ticking down in what was essentially a dead-rubber affair, Meyler seemed to callously stamp on Januzaj as the pair tussled for possession near the touchline.

The incident was missed by match officials, but the FA is expected to step in on Wednesday, and if referee Craig Pawson confirms that he and his team did not see it, Meyler could face a lengthy retrospective ban for his actions, a ban that would surely rule him out of the FA Cup final on May 17th.

Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs revealed the damage done by Meyler after the match, calling the lack of protection on his young star ‘a joke’:

‘I didn’t see it but I’ve seen his leg. It’s the second time it has happened to him this season,” Giggs told the Daily Mail,

“It’s not great to see; it’s terrible, his leg. He needs protecting and the authorities need to stamp down on it. It’s a joke.

“He’s not cut into the skin, but you can see the mark from his knee to his ankle.”

What do you think? Should Meyler be banned? Was this a deliberate stamp? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below…

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  1. United fan here. It wasn’t a nice challenge but if they are going to ban him retrospectively I hope they do it for the first 3 games of next season rather than make the lad miss the cup final

  2. Why would you want him banned for next season? It is disgusting, Januzaj tore him apart all night and he didn’t like a teenager being already better than he will ever be he went out of his way and stamped on his leg, therefore he should be banned including the final, punishment for being an idiot

  3. The action was malicious. There is no point having a system of retrospective punishment if this deliberate action by Mr Meyler goes without an appropriate sanction.If no punishment then no protection and the possible loss of such skillful players and the promotion of players of Mr Meylers kind.

  4. He just has to face the punishment’which ever way it may come he just has to face it

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