Argentina international Romero was seen on camera laughing and screaming in Maguire’s face after the England centre-back scored an unfortunate own goal to put Spurs level for the second time under 20 minutes to go in Saturday’s Premier League thriller at Old Trafford. .
United would eventually have the last laugh, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a dazzling hat-trick – his first for the club in 14 years – late to seal a morale-boosting 3-2 victory in the race for a top four finish.
Romero’s actions drew criticism from Red Devils legend Roy Keane, who said on Sky Sports: “Not good. No no no. You’re out of luck for that. When you’re a player, you take note, don’t worry. You take note of it.
Former Arsenal favorite Parlor has now added his own rebuke to Tottenham’s summer signing, even claiming that in his day such behavior would have brought swift retribution on the pitch.
“I think it’s out of line,” Parlor told talkSPORT. “I don’t think I would do that. I know it’s a big game for both teams, but come on.
“I don’t know the situation, but you don’t need to do this. Just take the goal and run away and celebrate with your teammates.
“I’m with Roy Keane. I’ll wait for him at the next game, do it – boff!
“You can take it out anyway! Go for a tackle and get a yellow card for it.
“Don’t do it 100%, just take it out. I was brought up in a time when you do that – Martin Keown, Tony Adams – they know exactly who takes the mickey out of people and they do.