Man Utd defender Smalling feels for Vidic after comeback red

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling had sympathy for skipper Nemanja Vidic after his dismissal in victory at Otelul Galati. Vidic was sent off for a high challenge in his comeback game.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling had sympathy for skipper Nemanja Vidic after his dismissal in victory at Otelul Galati.

Vidic was sent off for a high challenge in his comeback game.

"I saw the incident from behind. I didn’t expect the red card," Smalling told MUTV.

"Referees are sometimes more harsh in Europe but I’d have to take another look at it [on TV, to judge it properly]. I think for the first five minutes after we went down to ten men it was a bit frantic but then I think we started to settle down again and control the ball again. Luckily we saw the game out."

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