Manchester United lost their first game in five earlier this afternoon, as Louis van Gaal’s side succumbed to West Brom and Tony Pulis. The 1-0 result felt like the side have taken one step forward and then two steps back as Juan Mata cost his side massively with his early red card.
The Spaniard was sent off for two extremely stupid yellow cards midway through the first half. The first of which was for stopping a West Brom free-kick from being taken, with the second a cynical foul on Manchester United’s old-boy Darren Fletcher.
As you’d expect, the Manchester United bench looked distraught and angry at Juan Mata as he headed off the pitch and rightly so. It was totally out of character from the 27-year old who is usually so intelligent whilst on the pitch. He will now miss United’s game against West Ham in the FA Cup.
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