Manchester United leads the Premier League after beating Burnley, but experts think Ole Gunnar Solskjær was lucky to finish the match with eleven men on the field.
Solskjær and the United players could walk smiling off the turf at Turf Moor after beating Burnley 1-0 and taking the top spot.
However, football expert Jamie Redknapp is clear that United should feel lucky not to have a far more demanding match on Tuesday night.
Redknapp followed the match as an expert for Sky Sports and is surprised that United defender Luke Shaw was allowed to complete the match.
The expert believes that Shaw should have been expelled for his tackle on Johann Berg Gudmundsson in the first instance of the settlement.
– For me, it is unjustifiable and dangerous. I think he is very lucky, says Redknepp.
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– He’s lucky
It was about 28 minutes into the match that referee Kevin Friend first overlooked Shaw’s tackle and instead awarded Burnley’s Robbie Brady a yellow card for a tackle a few seconds later.
However, VAR eventually intervened and made Friend see the situation again.
The referee eventually ended up withdrawing the yellow card to Brady and instead awarded a free kick to Burnley and a yellow card to Shaw.
But that card should, according to Redknapp, have been red.
– I think Luke Shaw will be a relieved man in the locker room, says Redknapp who is supported by expert colleague Gary Neville at Sky Sports.
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Neville also believes that Shaw escaped the horror.
– I think Luke Shaw is lucky because he carries out the tackle and hits him with the knobs. I think the yellow card was the best Luke could hope for, says Neville.
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With eleven men on the field, Manchester United manages to run away with all three points after a good away game by Solskjær’s men.
For the first time since August 2018, Manchester United tops the table in the Premier League.
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Paul Pogba became the big hero for the away team with his goal in the second half.
– We knew that today’s match would be tough and difficult, but we would of course win. We know it’s hard to get here. Me we got three points and are happy with it. But it is still a long time left of the season and now we must continue to focus, says Paul Pogba to Sky Sports.
United are now up 36 points after 17 league games and are three points ahead of Liverpool who stand with 33 points. The two teams meet at Anfield on Sunday.
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