Tam McManus has accused Rangers boss Steven Gerrard of lying after he defended Alfredo Morelos for his challenge against Dundee United.

Gerrard claimed he didn’t see the Colombian throw his arm out when defending his player, but has since accepted a two-game ban for the striker.

McManus claimed that the Bears boss has made himself look “silly” by defending someone who clearly had done wrong at Tannadice.

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Speaking on PLZ Soccer – The Football Show on Wednesday, McManus believes that Gerrard should have condemned Morelos and moved on quickly.

“I think Steven Gerrard has made himself look silly,” he said.

“I’ve said that many times, I think he’s generally very honest. To come out and defend Morelos after the game, it was silly – it was clear as day.

“Obviously, he said he didn’t think it was a red card. He’s had to backtrack very quickly and Rangers have accepted the two-match ban. It was blatant, he was lying about it.”

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Gerrard wasn’t lying, he was just simply defending his player.

Morelos was stupid, and he was lucky to get away with only a two-game ban, but this needs to be forgotten about quickly with the Bears cruising.

With the striker missing against St. Mirren tonight and Motherwell over the weekend, it is a great opportunity for Cedric Itten or Jermain Defoe.

Our exclusive pundit Alex McLeish has backed the Swiss international to take his chance in the Scottish League Cup this evening.

This new-found squad depth has helped massively this season, and this is another example where it is going to benefit Gerrard and his squad.

In other Rangers news, McLeish backs 23-year-old to take chance against St. Mirren

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