Angel Di Maria gets controversial red card in defeat against Arsenal [Tweets]

Manchester United were reduced to ten men in their FA Cup defeat against Arsenal tonight in controversial circumstances.

Goals from Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck secured a 2-1 win for Arsenal at Old Trafford with Wayne Rooney scoring for the home side.

The biggest talking point from the game occurred when Angel Di Maria was given his marching orders after being given two yellow cards in a matter of seconds.

The Argentine winger was handed a caution for what was adjudged to be a dive by referee Michael Oliver. The player was aggrieved at this decision as he felt he had been fouled. In his protests, he tugged at Oliver’s shirt to get his attention but this only got attention that Di Maria would rather have avoided receiving.

You can’t put your hands on the referee.

Oliver could have perhaps let it slide but chose to brandish a second yellow and send Di Maria walking.

The decision has largely been met with praise on social media but there are a few who recall Joe Hart going head-to-head with Oliver earlier in the season and not even receiving a warning.

Was it a brave decision or did Oliver lose the run of the game?

You can see the Twitter reaction below.

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