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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar defends Arsenal

In a show of professionalism, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come to the defense of Arsenal defender David Luiz.

Solskjaer believes the Brazilian international should not have been given marching orders in the Gunner’s 2-1 lose to Wolverhampton.

Luiz was sent off on the stroke of half- time after he was deemed to have stumbled Willian Jose in his own box.

According to video footages, the contact was not only minimal but also unintentional, nevertheless, referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty before sending Luiz off.

A similar incident happened on the night during United’s 9-0 thrashing of Southampton.

Saint’s Jan Bednarek was shown a red card after he was adjudged to have tripped Anthony Martial in the box. A closer look at the incident shows Bednarek trying to do everything to get off Martial’s way.

This is what Solskjaer had to say about the two incidents,

” Funnily enough, I had a discussion with the referees before the game,’ Solskjaer said.

‘I asked them what they thought about the David Luiz sending off because I don’t think he should’ve been sent off either, and Bednarek definitely shouldn’t have been sent off.

‘The law needs to be looked at. But the letter of the law is if you foul someone, deny a goalscoring opportunity and you don’t attempt the ball, you’re going to be shown a red card.

‘There was contact there but it shouldn’t have been a sending off. I think everyone in football agrees on this.’

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