Date: 15th March 2017 at 12:48pm
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If I were to be perfectly honest, especially after the manner in which the Football Association treated Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his tussle with Tyrone Mings, of Bournemouth, I was half-expecting our Argentine defender Marcos Rojo to suffer a similar fate.

In the latter stages of Manchester United`s exit from the FA Cup, at the quarter-final stage against Chelsea, television cameras clearly saw Rojo, with Eden Hazard laying on the floor, bring his boot down firmly on the back of the talented Belgian international.

With the way in which games are monitored by a plethora of television cameras, a three-game, or more, probable ban seemed to be heading Rojo`s way.

But, yesterday, it was announced that the referee, Michael Oliver, confirmed he had seen the incident during the game and he believed he had dealt with it accordingly.

On hearing it I`m not afraid to admit a wry smile broke out on my face when the news filtered through, I can`t help thinking Lady Luck, for once, has smiled upon us.