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I Did Not Disrespect The Referee -Carlo Ancelotti

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says he "did not disrespect" the referee despite being sent off following a disallowed goal at the end of his team's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Ancelotti went onto the pitch at full-time to confront Chris Kavanagh after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's injury-time strike was ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee.

Gylfi Sigurdsson was lying offside in front of United goalkeeper David de Gea when the goal was scored, leading VAR to rule it out.

Ancelotti said he thought the midfielder "didn't affect the vision of the goalkeeper".

And he said he would be "disappointed" if the dismissal resulted in being banned for the trip to his former team Chelsea next Sunday.

The Everton boss is the first Premier League manager to be shown a red card since the rule was introduced last year.

Ancelotti said: "There was no explanation [from the referee]. I asked for one. After the game there was a misunderstanding on the pitch, he sent me off, after that I spoke with him calmly.

"I want to keep this conversation private, now he's doing a report to the Football Association and we will see.

"For sure I didn't disrespect him, but I can understand also at the end of the game, there is a lot of pressure and excitement, a lot of important decisions but I didn't disrespect him."

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