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Champions League

Paul Pogba red card as PSG put one foot in quarter-finals

It wasn't a good night for the Manchester United faithful who saw their side lose the first leg 0-2 and their talisman sent off in the dying minutes.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  Referee Daniele Orsato shows a red card to Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2
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All was looking positive for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United as they went into the first leg of the Champions League last 16 against PSG, but a Paul Pogba sending off late on just added to the woes on the night.

Pogba is the real Red Devil

Booked in the first half after pointlessly diving in on Verratti, he saw his second with just 10 minutes remaining on the clock for a reckless tackle on Dani Alves. With his side by this point trailling 0-2, it was the last thing they needed, especially as the World Cup winner had shown signs of his best during this match.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba shares his view with referee Daniele Orsato.
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba shares his view with referee Daniele Orsato.PHIL NOBLEREUTERS

With their main man now suspended for the second leg, United fans will already realise that overcoming PSG in Paris, a team proven to be stronger at home than away, will be a tough ask.

Other incidents marred the night for United too as they lost their first game since the new manager came in.


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