Manchester United 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: 10-man Red Devils stunned at Old Trafford

Manchester United 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: 10-man Red Devils stunned at Old Trafford

Manchester United were stunned at home by Paris Saint-Germain following a 3-1 loss at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. 

It was a night that looked promising for Manchester United but ended in a disappointing defeat. Fred was shown a red card as United were powerless to stop Neymar's brilliance after that. 

PSG had the perfect start to the game, taking the lead in the 6th minute through Neymar. Mbappe took advantage of some poor positioning from McTominay in midfield and drove towards the United defence. Maguire got out to him and makes a block but the ball looped into the air and into the path of Neymar. The angle was tight but Neymar controlled a fierce half-volley into the far corner. 

In the 23rd minute, Fred escaped a red card as he head-butted Marco Verratti. The center referee went for a quick VAR check but the Brazilian was given a yellow card. 

Just before half time, Marcus Rashford levelled the scores for United and this one was dripping in fortune. It was a tame effort that was heading into the hands of Navas but Diallo stuck a leg out and deflected the ball at a snail's pace towards the bottom corner.

In the second half PSG restored their lead, and it was a scrappy one. United didn't clear a corner and a striker from Bakker deflected into the path of the skipper and he poked his team ahead.  There was a VAR review as the defender is borderline offside but Cavani's toe was playing him on and the goal stood. 

Red card

Fred was eventually sent off and it was no surprise. Verratti went flying and did get a little ick on the way through but it was not even really a foul neither a yellow card. 

In the stoppage time, PSG added the third from a brilliant breakaway goal. The move started with a dazzling piece of skill from Neymar as he skipped through a crowd of red shirts in his own half. He fed Mbappe, who played in Rafinha, and Neymar was on hand to slot the substitute's cut-back into the Manchester United net. 

With United, PSG, and RB Leipzig all on nine points heading into the final round of Champions League fixtures, Group H is wide open. 

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