Fans call for Pogba's ban after inflicting nasty tackle on Newcastle defender

Fans call for Pogba's ban after inflicting nasty tackle on Newcastle defender

- Fans on social media have called for Manchester United midfielder's ban

- The Frenchman escaped being shown a red card after a dangerous tackle on Yedlin

- The 25-year-old was only got a yellow card from referee Anthony Taylor

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was lucky to escape being red carded after his nasty tackle on De Andre Yedlin was awarded a yellow.

The 25-year-old was cautioned for his challenge on the Newcastle defender, but it could have added salt to his wounds if a red card was shown.

The Frenchman raked his studs down the back of the American's achilles, leaving him on the floor writhing in pains.

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The officiating referee Anthony Taylor booked the Red Devils midfielder in the 63rd minute while United were still trailing by 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Fans on social media had a contrary opinion on the referee's booking on Pogba, with some calling for a ban.

One fan wrote: "Pogba should get a ban for that tackle, and any other player that does that. Stood right on his Achilles, a potential career-ender. Surely has to be more than a yellow card."

Another social media post read: "That foul from Pogba on Yedlin, I think those should be a straight Red card. Deliberate foul. No intention or even chance of winning the ball."

The World Cup winner was drafted into the central defence in the second half as United were in search of restoring the two-goal deficit.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that United were stunned by two goals in the opening 10 minutes for Newcastle from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto.

But second-half strikes from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez earned under-pressure boss Mourinho a much-needed 3-2 victory.

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