Fred avoids red card for tackle rash in Demarai Gray

Man United's new boy, Fred, avoided a red card for a rash tackle at Demarai Gray in Leicester.

Fred avoids the red card for rashed tackle at Demarai Gray while Jamie Carragher defends the Brazilian saying: "I think he had his eye on the ball"

Kate Mcgreavy for Mailonline

The new Manchester United boy, Fred, avoided a red card for a violent tackle at Demarai Gray of Leicester during their 2-1 victory on Friday night.

Paul Pogba opened the scoring for United in the first five minutes of the game, before Luke Shaw doubled his lead at the end. Jamie Vardy scored a consolation goal for the Fox in injury time.

Fred, who joined the Red Devils this summer for £ 52 million, made a decent introduction to the Premier League in his debut, but also showed his fierce side.

Man United's new boy, Fred, avoided a red card for a rash tackle at Demarai Gray in Leicester.

Man United's new boy, Fred, avoided a red card for a rash tackle at Demarai Gray in Leicester.

Fred fell to the ground after losing possession and kicked Gray on the back of his legs

Fred fell to the ground after losing possession and kicked Gray on the back of his legs

Fred fell to the ground after losing possession and kicked Gray on the back of his legs

Referee Andre Marriner conceded a free kick for the foul, but no card was shown

Referee Andre Marriner conceded a free kick for the foul, but no card was shown

Referee Andre Marriner conceded a free kick for the foul, but no card was shown

In the first half he managed to avoid a red card for a late and high tackle on the gray end of Leicester.

Fred fell to the ground after losing possession and kicked Gray on the back of his legs when Ben Chilwell ran away with the ball.

Referee Andre Marriner conceded a free kick for the foul, but no card was shown.

Fred could receive punishment retrospectively if Marriner did not see Fred's kick in the first half

Fred could receive punishment retrospectively if Marriner did not see Fred's kick in the first half

Fred could receive punishment retrospectively if Marriner did not see Fred's kick in the first half

Paul Pogba opened the scoring for United in the first five minutes and won 2-1 on Friday

Paul Pogba opened the scoring for United in the first five minutes and won 2-1 on Friday

Paul Pogba opened the scoring for United in the first five minutes and won 2-1 on Friday

Fred could receive retrospective punishment from the FA if Marriner did not see Fred's kick.

Sky Sports co-commentator Jamie Carragher defended the Brazilian and said: "I'm not sure he's really seen him, I think he had his eyes on the ball, he was really going for the ball and Demarai Gray had just Appear".

The foul created a debate on social networks with a Twitter user who said: "How come it's not red? & # 39;

Another user wrote: "Fred decides to kick Gray because he has destroyed him".

Manager Jose Mourinho also had to calm Fred from the sideline at one point during the second half after Fred faced James Maddison and won a reserve.

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