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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why he didn’t substitute Fred before red card

Fred of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on December 04, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed why he didn’t substitute Fred before he received a red card in the 3-1 Champions League defeat to PSG.

Fred received a yellow card in the first half for pushing his head towards Leandro Paredes. During the break, Solskjaer had a chance to substitute the Brazilian, however, he continued playing and later in the second half, he received another yellow card for fouling Ander Herrera and was sent off.

Solskjaer said: “He’s been playing really well and he knew to stay on his feet. It wasn’t a foul and Ander knows that. He knows that.”

“He was lucky to stay on,” said Solskjaer of the first incident. “The referee made a mistake there but that’s allowed.”

“He played well but with the decision the referee made you maybe look back and say you should have [taken him off].

“But there was no reason from his performance to take him off.”

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