Manchester United were expected to beat Young Boys away in Switzerland, and things started on a bright note as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opener in the 13th minute.
However, things went from good to bad when United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a straight red card in the 35th minute following a challenge on Christopher Martins Pereira.
Wan-Bissaka’a red card changed the context of the game as United would go to lose 2-1.
Speaking after the game, United boss Ole Gunnar blamed the astro turf for Wan-Bissaka’a red card.
He said: “That’s a little bit the astroturf. Aaron gets a touch too far and he gets the ball but he follows through.
“It’s hard to argue against the referee but then again he didn’t go through his ankle, he hit him on the top of his foot. It was never a malicious tackle.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes insists the red card was the correct decision and believes that Wan-Bissaka was let down by ‘a really clumsy touch.’
Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: “He causes himself his own problem with a really clumsy touch. I don’t think he meant to do it but he had to go.”