Watch the video of Lindelof shouting at the Wolves bench when he was shown the red card on Saturday.
Manchester United faced elimination in the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers as the bowed out the FA Cup on Saturday. The Red Devils lost 2-1 to Nuno Santo’s side who did not give a breather to their opponents from minute one.
Both the sides had equal possession in the first half, but the hosts looked like troubling the scorers, unlike Solskjaer’s men. They had an excellent chance to go ahead in the game when Diogo Jota was one-v-one versus Sergio Romero, but the Portuguese International failed to hit the ball with total conviction minutes before the first half.
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The hosts had a constructive game plan and struck to Nuno’s demands despite not finding the back of the net. Wolves finally broke the deadlock when Manchester United’s right back Diogo Dalot let Joao Moutinho ran past him easily. The Portuguese International found Raul Jimenez inside the penalty box who did not control the ball to perfection.
The ball ricochets off Paul Pogba and fell kindly for the striker who had to make sure that the ball evaded all the defenders in the way to beat the goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 70th minute. Six minutes later, Diogo Jota broke through a counter-attack and found the back of the net, thanks to a howler from Luke Shaw.
The English International’s clearance did not have much pace on the ball giving a chance for the hosts to attack once again. Ruben Neves looped the ball over the defender to open the defense of Manchester United. Plenty of questions will be raised on Sergio Romero who dived half-heartedly to stop the ball.
Eight minutes before the full-time whistle, Victor Lindelof was shown the red card for the challenge on Diogo Jota. Once the defender committed himself to bring Jota down, the Wolves bench started to approach the fourth official to provide him with a red card.
But, Victor Lindelof was having none of it as he shouted: “Vai tomar no cu, vai tomar no cu, filho da puta!”
That broadly translates to “go f**k yourself, son of a bitch!”
VICTOR LINDELOF SHOUTING AT WOLVES BENCH:
Watch the video of Victor Lindelof shouting at Wolves Bench when he was shown the red card.
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The Swedish International represented Benfica in the Portuguese top tier and brought his old rivalry against the former FC Porto manager Nuno Santo in the touchline.
Martin Atkinson decided to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) which overturned the red to yellow card as the studs were not higher as first wrongly judged by the linesman. Since that dramatic victory in Paris, Manchester United have lost two on a trot.
Ole reflects on tonight’s game… #MUFC
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It was one of the worst ever performances under the Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian was quick to acknowledge that their opponents were much more decisive than the Red Devils in the final third.
“It was very disappointing. All in all, they deserved to win because they had the better of the chances. Yes, we dominated possession but we never really felt in control and I never really felt that we put them under pressure.”
“It seemed like they were happy with how the game went in the first half and then, of course, it’s disappointing giving easy goals away.”
“We started too slowly and played into their hands. Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough, so it’s disappointing.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester Utd’s #FACup defeat to Wolves was the ‘poorest’ they’ve played.
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Manchester United attacking trio of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial did not trouble the opponents. It was one of the tamest performances from their forward line.
“That’s football for you. It’s just a slight off on the quality and the tempo of the passing. I thought that was maybe the biggest letdown and the urgency, because we are better when we play quickly, we play forward, we run forward.”
A couple of times when Paul [Pogba] broke free in the first half and drove at them, [there were] two yellow cards [for Wolves]. A couple of times we played Rashy [Marcus Rashford] through the middle, in behind the centre-backs. Then if we had the possession, [it was] too comfortable – I think we played it too comfortable.” said Solskjaer.