‘Their tackles were like WWE’: Kevin Campbell blasts Manchester United defenders for their ‘rough’ tackles on Gabriel Jesus

Sportarsh Team
Sportarsh Team
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Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell has slammed Manchester United players for their treatment of Gabriel Jesus.

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The Gunners were defeated 3-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford in the English Premier League’s sixth matchweek. Arsenal had gone 5 games unbeaten prior to the loss and were hoping to make it 6.

Arsenal had a lot of ball possession but failed to capitalize on their opportunities. United took theirs with a plum.

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Kevin Campbell expressed his displeasure with the way Lisandro Martinez and Varane defended against Gabriel Jesus during the game.

He tells Football Insider:

“The Man United players were getting physical. You could see that from the first challenge [Lisandro] Martinez put in on Gabriel Jesus.”

“I have never seen [Raphael] Varane be that physical with a striker. He had Jesus in a headlock at one stage. Do not get me wrong. Jesus is physical with them as well. He is very good using his body. He is strong and quick.”

“[Scott] McTominay was in and around Jesus as well. He got booked for something out of WWE. The treatment of Jesus was serious. It was only a matter of time before Jesus lost his head.”

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