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Loads of Man Utd fans react to Fred somehow escaping red for headbutt against PSG

Manchester United are extremely fortunate to go into half-time of their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford with a full complement of players.

Fred has been involved in a midfield tussle with PSG’s Leandro Paredes and somehow remained on the pitch after losing his cool with the Argentine.

Midway through the first-half, Fred moved his head towards Paredes in a clear action that resembled a headbutt. 

His actions mirrored those of Nicolas Pepe who was sent off against Leeds United last week.

And a straight red card seemed the only plausible decision when the referee was advised to check his pitch side monitor.

But remarkably, a yellow was branded and we can only presume the referee saw no aggressive intent in Fred’s actions.

Shortly after, the Reds equalised through Marcus Rashford’s deflected effort against the run of play.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has five substitutes at his disposal and it would be wise to take off Fred at the break for Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba or Donny van de Beek to avoid the risk of playing with 10 men.

Reds on social media are pleasing with Solskjaer to act prudently and remove the Brazilian before the inevitable happens.

United will be through to the knockout stages if they avoid conceding a goal in the second period.

See Fred escape red below, via BT Sport:

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