Paul Scholes criticizes Aaron Wan-Bissaka after Manchester United defender sent off against Young Boys: ‘He causes his own problem with a very clumsy touch’
- Paul Scholes thinks Aaron Wan-Bissaka deserved to be expelled from Young Boys
- Manchester United right-back sacked for foul on Christopher Martins Pereira
- Scholes felt Wan-Bissaka’s ‘awkward touch’ led him to commit the offense
Paul Scholes has criticized Aaron Wan-Bissaka after the Manchester United right-back was sent off to Young Boys during the Champions League game.
With United ahead 1-0 thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo, Wan-Bissaka was shown an outright red card after a challenge to Christopher Martins Pereira in the 35th minute.
Wan-Bissaka grabbed his opponent’s ankle and BT Sport pundits agreed that while there were no real intentions, there was no choice but to fire the 23-year-old.
Paul Scholes criticized Aaron Wan-Bissaka after defender was sent off against Young Boys
The Manchester United defender was sacked after a foul on Christopher Martins Pereira
Former United midfielder Scholes says Wan-Bissaka was let down by ‘a very awkward touch’.
Speaking of BT Sport, Scholes said: “He’s causing his own problem with a very clumsy touch. I don’t think he wanted to do it, but he had to go.’
Joe Cole agreed that referee Francois Letexier’s decision to dismiss Wan-Bissaka was the right one given the strength of the challenge.
Scholes felt that a ‘really awkward touch’ from Wan-Bissaka led him to commit the offense
Cole said, “I don’t think there were any real intentions, but once you go in with that power, you have to do it right. From that moment on, it is inevitable that he will be sent away. If you miss it at this level, you have to go.”
Former referee Peter Walton also thought the red card was the right decision, given the rules.
Walton said, “Really red indeed. As we saw at the European Championship, UEFA really comes down to players going over the top of the player. Wan-Bissaka stretches the ball too far and catches the player clearly.’
After Wan-Bissaka’s red card, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switched, leaving defender Diogo Dalot in place of Jadon Sancho.
At halftime there was another substitution, with Raphael Varane as a substitute for Donny van de Beek.