The central defender was incorrectly dismissed instead of centre-back partner John O’Shea after the Irishman fouled Radamel Falcao in the penalty area in the second half
O’Shea brought down Radamel Falcao in the box, with Wayne Rooney converting the subsequent penalty, but the official instead gave the red card to the Irishman’s defensive partner Brown.
O’Shea attempted to correct the official, but Brown was still dismissed in the 64th minute.
The pair, both former United players, had performed well until the concession of the spot-kick, with the game goalless at Old Trafford ahead of Rooney’s strike.
Despite Falcao winning the penalty with an impressive turn in the penalty area, Louis van Gaal withdrew the Colombian for Marouane…
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