Fulham manager Marco Silva, meanwhile, admits he crossed a line before being sent off against Manchester United, but criticised ‘inconsistencies’ after the following two red cards.
“It’s tough to take to accept some decisions… I’m not saying the VAR didn’t do well but why didn’t it do it in the first half twice? Mitrovic in the 18-yard box," he told talkSPORT.
“That is difficult for us to understand. For me it’s clear there are two moments. The first one is clear, it’s clear a clear penalty when Luke Shaw pushed Mitrovic – clear, clear penalty. Later there were a bunch of players who pushed Mitrovic in the back.
“It’s difficult to understand why with Manchester United they do one thing and why with Fulham they don’t do the other thing.
“At that moment of course with the red card for Willian, we should control it in a different way. Our emotions, I should be in the touchline and shouldn’t be speaking with the referee in the moment he’s going to see the screen.
“If that’s the reason for him giving me the red card I have to accept that. I shouldn’t have gone [to him].
“And of course in that moment Mitro should control the emotions.”
Silva also said Mitrovic should be spared a lengthy ban, despite his push on the official.