Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Man United will ‘naturally’ appeal Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card in the Champions League by using rival Kevin De Bruyne’s yellow card on Idrissa Gueye as an example of refereeing inconsistency
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka was given an extended suspension for his European red card
- The full-back was sent off in the Champions League opener vs Young Boys
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United will ‘naturally’ appeal decision
- United boss Kevin De Bruyne called an example of inconsistent phone calls
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held up Kevin De Bruyne’s tackle on Idrissa Gueye as a prime example of why Manchester United will appeal the red card suspension imposed on Aaron Wan Bissaka.
Full-back Wan-Bissaka was shown a red card after 35 minutes of United’s group stage Champions League opener against Young Boys when he stretched for a loose ball and stomped on Christopher Martins’ foot.
The Red Devils suffered a shocking defeat as a result and have been dealt a double blow to UEFA’s plans to uphold the decision, meaning the player will miss two games.
Man United to appeal against Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card against Young Boys
The defender was shown a direct red card in just 30 minutes into the match against the Swiss
At his pre-match press conference this week, Solskjaer expressed disappointment at the decision and insisted United would “naturally” appeal.
He outlined that United would be armed with a good example of why the decision should not be enforced, and he will cite rivals Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne as the reason why.
During Wednesday night’s Champions League game with PSG, De Bruyne came in late for Idrissa Gueye, leaving the midfielder writhing in pain, only to be shown a yellow card.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United will ‘naturally’ appeal decision against their man
Kevin De Bruyne’s failure on Idrissa Gueye, who only got yellow, will be used as an example
The Norwegian boss said: ‘I am very surprised, very disappointed. Of course we will appeal.
“It’s almost a three game suspension because it’s early in the game, 30 minutes, so two-thirds of another game, and if you also look at other tackles from across town, it’s probably more dangerous, and that is a yellow card, that’s inconsistency, that’s football for us.’
The United boss has also been slammed in the Premier League after stepping down at home to Everton at 12.30pm on Saturday after playing in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Solskjaer said: “We’ve had absolutely no explanation, it’s TV, not common sense at all.
“We and Chelsea played Wednesday night and could have easily played on Sunday and Liverpool and City on Saturday. Common sense may not be so common.’