Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been advised to axe Fred after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, with Michael Owen claiming he would never play the midfielder again in the team.
The Red Devils missed out on a perfect opportunity to secure themselves a spot in the Champions League knockout stages following their 3-1 defeat to the French giants at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, which was covered by high roller casino online for fans, who loved the game.
PSG forward Neymar scored a volley goal in the sixth minute to help his team take the early, and the lead was almost doubled when Alessandro Florenzi made a fierce strike, which was saved by David de Gea.
20 minutes into the first half, the English club came close to being reduced to 10 men, after Fred head-butted Leandro Paredes on the pitch, which is a red card foul but he was instead handed a yellow by the referee, who consulted the VAR before making his decision.
United leveled the scoreline in the 32nd minute of the match when Marcus Rashford’s deflected shot got into the back of the net, sending goalkeeper Keylor Navas the other way.
Striker Anthony Martial came close to giving the English side the lead after the half-time break. Rashford sent a cross over to the Frenchman, who took a shot shockingly far from the post.
In his reunion with his former team-mates, United forward Edison Cavani also came close to scoring when he made an impressive chip over Navas only for the ball to bounce off the bar.
The French outfits, however, made the Red Devils pay for their wastefulness, as Neymar dropped a corner kick bringing confusions to the minds of the United defenders, who seeks to clear the ball but ended up succumbing to a goal as Marquinhos somehow managed to get the ball into the net.
Not long after PSG took the lead, Fred was shown the second yellow card for his tackle on Ander Herrera, increasing the difficulty of the game for his team.
Manchester United’s fate was sealed when Neymar scored his second goal of the game in stoppage time, making the scoreline 3-1.
Former United player, Owen believes Fred should not be in the United’s team due to his ill-discipline, while also claiming that Solskjaer should share in the blame for not subbing off the 27-year-old midfielder after his tackle on Parades in the first half.
Speaking to BT Sport, the former Reds striker said: “Mistakes all round really. It [the clash with Paredes] was a red card. You’re a grown man; you don’t need to do a petulant thing like that to put your team at risk.
“If I was a manager, and one of my players did that, he would never play for me again. It’s pathetic. Overall you have to blame Fred but also Solskjaer.
“The manager has to protect him and the team in that situation so they’re both to blame.”
After securing a victory at the Old Trafford on Wednesday night, PSG are now favorites to qualify from the Champions League Group H, ahead of a game against Istanbul Basaksehir, and top australian online casinos have prepared their odds ahead of the match.
Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from this defeat as they travel to London to face West Ham for a Premier League game this weekend.