Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down an off-the-ball incident involving striker Edinson Cavani and Everton defender Yerry Mina in their 2-0 League Cup quarterfinal victory at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Cavani, who scored two minutes from time before Anthony Martial netted United’s second, received only a verbal warning from referee Bobby Madley after shoving Mina to the ground with his hands close to the Colombian’s throat in the opening half.

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No further action was taken as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is absent in the competition until the semifinals and Solskjaer said there was “nothing in it” despite TV replays showing that Uruguayan Cavani was lucky to escape sanction.

“Two South Americans that have had a few battles before, they met in Copa America qualifiers so, no,…

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