Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskir thinks Fred was “very sensible” in the second half against Paris Saint-Germain despite being sent for a second booking offense.
Starting Champions League Group H in such a stunning fashion, they ended the need to avoid defeat to semi-finalist RB Leipzig next week to secure progress to the knockout stage.
United, if they had an issue, would have sealed their place in the last 16 with the remaining matches. Wednesday at PSG. – They were something after Marcus Rash Shefford canceled Neymar’s opener due to a tight strike.
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But moments after Fred’s departure left the hosts with a mountain behind the Marquinhos putting the visitors back and forth and Neymar returned home at stoppage time. Simple 3-1 win over Old Trafford.
United, PSG and Leipzig are all on all nine points to the final round of fixtures after an exciting encounter, with Solskjair’s decision to keep on Fred proved costly.
The Brazilian midfielder was preparing to receive a red card in the first half for pushing his head into the head of Leandro Perez, but was shown a yellow card by referee Daniel Orsato despite a review of the replay.
Fred’s fate then was not to avoid taking a second booking in the first half’s challenge with Paradise, but he was eventually ordered to march in the second period – although on this occasion he may consider himself unlucky.
“We talked to him half the time – and be sensible – and I thought he was. I think he played really well, “Solskware told reporters.
“I thought he was very sensible in the second part and he covered the ground, reaching out to men without trying to cope. The ball that he really gets the yellow card for, hull, is nowhere near that obscure. So, if you see that again, it’s an error by the referee.
“But it is also a human error, it is allowed. You can’t, I can’t sit there and complain about it now. I thought Fred was unlucky there, but he was probably unlucky in the first half. “
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