Fred has broken his silence the red card he got against PSG and implies the referee got the decision wrong
Fred attempted a headbutt at PSG’s Leandro Paredes in the first half, which only got a yellow card from the referee.
It was expected that the Brazilian would be subbed off at half-time by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he was walking on thin ice. But he walked out of the tunnel at the beginning of the second half.
Fred was sent off in the 70th minute after a string of mistimed tackles. His dubious tackle on Ander Herrera saw him receive his second yellow card of the match.
While not speaking verbally about the incident, Fred uploaded a photo on Instagram of his tackle on Ander Herrera from an angle which shows that the Brazilian got the ball first.
United were reduced to 10 men in the 70th minute and conceded a third goal to PSG in injury time as we got hit on the counter when searching for an equalizer.
Fred seems to share the view of his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian defiantly maintained in his post-match interview that Fred’s tackle on Herrera was not a second yellow card.
“Fred has played really well. We spoke about staying calm and on your feet [at half-time]. The second yellow card was nowhere near a foul. Ander knows that. Fred shouldn’t put his head towards Paredes [but] I don’t think he touched him. He was a bit lucky to stay on.”
Manchester United are now level on 9 points with RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain in Group H of the UEFA Champions League.
The Red Devils need to avoid a loss against RB Leipzig next week at Old Trafford to qualify for the round of 16.