Manchester United legend Roy Keane has slammed England captain Jordan Henderson for “screaming” to win England a penalty.
The Liverpool midfielder went down in the penalty box from Belgium defender Thomas Meunier’s challenge on 38 minutes in their Nations League match.
It was slotted by Marcus Rashford to cancel out Romelu Lukaku’s penalty before Mason Mount’s deflected shot in the second half won the Wembley contest.
Henderson’s left shoulder was pulled on by the Belgian defender as he ran to head Kieran Trippier’s corner, screaming out in the empty stadium to get the referee’s attention.
While it secured the equaliser for Gareth Southgate’s side, Keane was not impressed with the Liverpool star’s plan.
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Speaking to ITV during their highlights show, the former United midfielder said: “I don’t think it’s a penalty.
"He’s barely touched him. How can a player scream when he touches him on the shoulder?
"He’s screaming. You don’t need to scream."
Henderson, though, had a different take on the incident in his post-match interview.
“You know better than me,” Henderson told Sky Sports.
“But I felt I got in front of my man at the corner and he pulled me back.”
The midfielder then questioned the journalist withe a cheeky smile, asking if he agreed before letting out a big laugh.
When the reporter said he felt there was “not a huge amount of contact”, the Reds captain paused before continuing his answer.
He added: “I felt I was in front of him and he pulled back on my shoulder.
“I felt it was penalty.”
Henderson was also mocked by Meunier after the game as the pair shared a laugh over the midfielder’s fall in the penalty incident.
England now sit top of League A Group 2, grabbing two wins and a draw from their first three games of the Nations League campaign.
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