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Why Referee Was Right To Give Man United's Wan Bissaka a Straight Red Card

Manchester United star right back and English international Aaron Wan Bissaka was sent off in the 35th minute during their Champions League group opener against Young Boys in Switzerland.

The 23-year-old who is Solskjaer's first choice ahead of Diogo Dalot got his marching orders after a bad challenge on Young boys midfielder.

The defender had made advances beyond his half line and in an attempt to win the ball, he rushed his tackle leading to a very dangerous tackle on his opponent.

United were already leading thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's opener in his 177 Champions League appearance but this red card meant that Solskjaer was going to make a sacrifice thus taking off Jadon Sancho for Dalot.

On whether it was a correct decision to sent off Bissaka, that is quite a simple yes as everyone agrees that it was a dangerous tackle.

In the rules of Fifa this season, when a player launches to the opponent recklessly no matter if they get the ball or injure them, the referee is to award a straight red card which is of course subject to a VAR review though not so many are being overturned nowadays.

In Bissaka's case, United cannot appeal as the referee was spot on and this means that the Right back will sit out of the next Ucl games and maybe a chance for Dalot to finally shine.

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