Man Utd news: Paul Pogba angry at Dele Alli decision – Ian Wright | Football | Sport


That is the view of BBC Sport pundit and former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

Alli was booked for a tackle on Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in Tottenham’s 4-1 loss at the Etihad.

Many pundits have since claimed that referee Craig Pawson made a mistake and instead should have sent the England international off.

Wright is one of them and says the tackle was no better than Pogba’s which got him sent off in Manchester United‘s win over Arsenal at the Emirates two weeks ago.

“This one, Paul Pogba will have a look at this and think to himself ‘hang on a minute’,” Wright said on Match of the Day.

“When you look at the height in which Dele’s foot goes into Kevin De Bruyne, I think that was the same height as Pogba’s. 

“Pogba can watch this and say ‘I’m feeling a little bit aggrieved about that’. 

“Yes, (Hector) Bellerin was in an awkward position, but I don’t think his foot was much higher than that.”

Wright’s former Arsenal team-mate Martin Keown agreed Tottenham star Alli was fortunate to not be sent off.

He says the tackle could have caused a serious injury for De Bruyne.

“He’s lucky he hasn’t gone,” Keown said.

“You can see what (Pep) Guardiola thinks about it. He’s his star player and he doesn’t want him out for the rest of the season.”

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