Manchester United’s Champions League hopes are hanging in the balance but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident they will bounce back after poor finishing and Fred’s red card cost them against Paris St Germain.
Having started Group H in such stunning fashion, they end it needing to avoid defeat at last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig next week to secure progress to the knockout phase.
United would have sealed their place in the last 16 with a match to spare had they got a point against PSG on Wednesday – something they were on course for after Marcus Rashford’s deflected strike cancelled out Neymar’s opener.
“There was the confirmation with VAR and after that I was very surprised because I could not say until now if he touched him, but to give a yellow card I was very surprised. That means like he touched him but not hard enough for a red card.
“It was a surprising decision. For me, there was only two choices: either he did not touch him so it’s nothing, or he hit him and so it’s a red card.
“I was surprised but what can you do? I was too much into this game today. I was a bit worried in these moments that we lose maybe our head so I was more concerned to keep focused on the game, to keep my players in line than to worry about this decision.
“I am happy that we won and don’t need to discuss too long about these decisions.”