Manchester United player should have been sent off for reckless and dangerous challenge against Burnley, claims Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp has said that Manchester United should have been reduced to 10 men, after Luke Shaw escaped the red card for a poor challenge on Burnley’s Johan Berg Gudmundsson.

After the challenge, the referee, Kevin Friend seemed to wave ‘play on’, but the VAR called his attention to it, and he eventually issued the left-back a yellow.

However, Redknapp is certain it was a red card offence, and United were lucky to finish with 11 men.

Speaking on the incident, the Sky Sports pundit said: “I think Luke Shaw will be a relieved man in the dressing room. In the current climate where the game is so sanitised, I think he gets a little bit of the ball but certainly goes over the top and catches him.

“For me that is reckless and dangerous. I think he is really lucky.

“I think the other one (Brady) could have been a red card if you didn’t have to take the play back because Shaw’s was certainly a foul.”

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville also seemed to agree with Redknapp, as he added: “I think Luke Shaw’s lucky because he follows through and his studs catch him. I think that’s the best (yellow card) Luke could have hoped for.

“I think both managers can be happy that they didn’t get a player sent off there.”

What do you think about the tackle? Was it a red card?