Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Fred’s deal with that noticed him despatched off was “nowhere close to a foul” however mentioned the midfielder might have been fortunate earlier.
Fred was despatched off within the second half of United’s 3-1 Champions League loss at dwelling to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
The Brazilian was booked within the first half for an obvious headbutt on Leandro Paredes, earlier than getting his second yellow card after showing to win the ball forward of Ander Herrera.
Fred conceded 4 fouls however his eight possessions gained had been the equal most at Outdated Trafford regardless of seeing purple with 20 minutes remaining.
Solskjaer lamented the choice that noticed the midfielder despatched off, though admitted he might have been lucky earlier.
“We spoke to him at half-time – and be wise – and I believed he was. I believed he performed very well,” he advised a information convention.
“I believed he was very, very wise within the second half and he covers the bottom, he will get as much as males with out attempting to deal with. The ball that he really will get a yellow card for although, the deal with, that’s nowhere close to a foul. So, for those who see that once more, that’s a mistake by the referee.
“However that’s additionally human error, it’s allowed. You possibly can’t, I can’t sit there and complain about that now. I believed Fred was unfortunate there, however he was most likely fortunate sufficient to come back off for the primary half.”
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Neymar’s brace and Marquinhos’ objective was sufficient to maneuver PSG onto 9 factors, alongside United and RB Leipzig, in Group H.
Marcus Rashford had equalised for United within the first half, changing into the primary participant to attain in all three dwelling video games for the membership in a single group stage within the Champions League since Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2004-05.
Solskjaer was happy with the ahead, who has scored extra targets in 5 Champions League video games this season (six) than he managed in 18 appearances within the competitors throughout his earlier two campaigns.
“He’s actually taken to that position very well. And he’s definitely giving us menace down the aspect, penetration, crosses, finishes. I’ve been very happy with Marcus on there,” he mentioned.
“I do know generally a right-footed striker wish to play on the left to come back inside and rating targets, however he’s proving very environment friendly from the precise aspect as properly.
“And by means of the center, he’s performed by means of the center this season, as properly, very well. So he’s creating very well into the highest ahead for us.”
Rashford was substituted with 16 minutes remaining and Solskjaer revealed the England worldwide is scuffling with a shoulder drawback forward of Saturday’s Premier League journey to West Ham.
“It’s simply niggling him, that shoulder damage,” Solskjaer advised BT Sport. “Let’s see how rapidly he can get better. Let’s hope he might be prepared for the West Ham sport. However we don’t know.”