Still, life at this level is never easy.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off ten minutes before half-time after lunging into a rash challenge, forcing Jadon Sancho – who has yet to fully shine in the early days of his United career – off in place of Diogo Dalot.
After half-time, Donny van de Beek’s rare start came to a premature end as Raphael Varane was introduced as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switched to a back three in an effort to keep the home side at bay.
You can watch the incident below.
After taking a heavy touch, the 23-year-old scrambles to regain possession, leaving his foot (which made contact above the ankle of Christoper Martins) and, while it was checked by VAR, the former Crystal Palace right-back was given a straight red.
As ever, the topic is likely to cause debate online.
Still, it was the poor touch, something leveled against the £50m signing, that got him into trouble in the first place, causing him to lunge.
Indeed, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Kieran Trippier providing fierce competition at right-back at international level, it will surely be something he has to improve to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s thinking.
There is a chance Wan-Bissaka could switch allegiances to DR Congo although, as it stands, that has not yet happened.