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Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp in lively Paul Pogba debate

Pogba avoids red card for tackle in Manchester United's win over Tottenham

Last Updated: 13/01/19 8:09pm

Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp were involved in a lively debate over whether Paul Pogba should have been sent off in Manchester United's win over Tottenham.

Pogba was booked for a challenge on Dele Alli in the second half when he caught the midfielder with a high foot.

Redknapp said he thought a yellow card was the right decision: "I have done it before, I remember getting a retrospective red card playing for Tottenham against Everton when I caught Tim Cahill.

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"He's trying to step across the ball to protect. It's not malicious. It looks like a red but I don't think it is."

However, Souness disagreed.

"I think it's a red and there's not one ounce of doubt. I understand what Jamie is saying but look where the ball is and where his foot is.

"If the referee doesn't see it as a red card, but he has seen the foul, then he knows nothing about football."

Hit play on the video at the top of the page to watch Redknapp and Souness exchange views on Pogba's challenge.