PSG's Ander Herrera Called A 'Snake' By Manchester United Fans For Fred's Red Card
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Manchester United fans have branded former midfielder Ander Herrera a 'snake' after getting Fred sent off in Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
A key moment was Fred receiving a second yellow card for a challenge on Herrera, despite looking to have won the ball.
The Spaniard took to Twitter after the game to say it was 'special' returning to England - but United fans think he went down very dramatically to get Fred sent off.
It has been so special to come back to Manchester, so many great memories in this stadium, I wish this moment could have been with the fans I shared 5 years with :heart: Bien Joué les gars :red_circle::large_blue_circle: #bravo #championsleague pic.twitter.com/NnYOU5A9AU
- Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) December 2, 2020
One fan replied: "Hope you are alright after that challenge from Fred fella you looked in so much pain, those 8 rolls on the floor really had me concerned."
While a second said: "Seems our players that move to PSG tends to turn into snake. That shit he did should drop his popularity among Man Utd fans."
A third added: "That's nice, your learned a lot from Neymar, but never ever consider yourself as an ex United player after falling like that."
Another commented: "Hollywood acting that tonight fella."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his former player after the game however and said he didn't try to provoke Fred in any way.
"You can't say Ander tried to provoke him. That's a bit unfair to Ander," he explained per Metro.
"I thought Fred kept his head and his cool exceptionally well second half, and he was unlucky with that decision by the referee.
"So you can say in hindsight to have 11 men of course that would have been better, but who's to say."
When asked if any PSG players tried to get the 27-year-old sent off, Solskjaer continued: "I don't want to comment on the opposition's players, that's not my job. That's Thomas [Tuchel's] job. I've tried to refrain from that and the game is gone.
"My players know my values, and they know what I want from them - and I want honest players. 'Of course Scotty could have gone down when Neymar grabs his gentler parts as well, but I don't want them to.
"And we've seen that before here at Old Trafford, some teams that drop very easily when they get touched."
Fred could have been sent off in the first half after a headbutt on Leandro Paredes, but he only received a booking.
Two goals from Neymar and a Marquinhos strike means United need a point against RB Leipzig next week to qualify from Group H.
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