Paul Pogba SENT OFF less than 20 minutes after coming on against Liverpool for a shocking tackle on Naby Keita, with Frenchman’s initial yellow card overturned by VAR on a nightmare afternoon for Manchester
- Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was sent off for a tackle on Naby Keita
- Pogba initially got a yellow but after a VAR check it got overturned to a red
- The 28-year-old was only on the pitch for 15 minutes with his side 4-0 down
Paul Pogba added to Manchester United’s misery against Liverpool after he got sent off just 15 minutes after coming on the pitch
The Frenchman lunged into a two-footed tackle on Reds midfielder Naby Keita with his side 5-0 down at Old Trafford.
Pogba was initially booked but after a VAR check, referee Anthony sent off the United midfielder. Keita went off on a stretcher and was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Paul Pogba was sent off for a reckless two-footed challenge on Liverpool’s Naby Keita
As the referee checked the VAR, former United defender Gary Neville knew what was about to come. He said: ‘Those tackles get punished badly and that looks over the top. As you watch it again, he will be nervous, Paul Pogba. He does not have a leg to stand on Paul Pogba.’
He added: ‘No tackle any professional player wants to see. You could damage your opponent if you jump in and challenge above the ball.’
Jamie Carragher agreed as he said: ‘There’s talk referees are more lenient but nobody wants challenges like that. Fingers crossed that it is not too bad.’
Anthony Taylor initially booked Pogba but he went over to the VAR to have a look again
After getting a yellow, initially, the French midfielder saw it overturned to a red