Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlines chat with Mike Dean about David Luiz’s Arsenal red

Manchester United didn’t hold back in their victory over Southampton on Tuesday.

The Red Devils ran out 9-0 winners against the Saints, who ended the game with only nine players on the pitch following the dismissals of Alex Jankewitz and Jan Bednarek.

Although there was little debate over Jankewitz’ tackle on Scott McTominay inside the first two minutes, both an offside call on Che Adams and penalty given away by Bednarek have been questioned.

With the scoreline at 7-0 after 85 minutes, the Poland international was adjudged to have fouled Martial in the box, and was sent off following a VAR check.

Although the rule would have been correct as Bednarek did not make a challenge for the ball in denying a goal-scoring opportunity, it wasn’t clear if there was any contract.

The incident came a matter of hours after Arsenal's David Luiz was sent off for appearing to clip Willian Jose of Wolves, which Solskjaer had discussed with Mike Dean and his team beforehand.

“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.”

Bednarek could be heard saying at the time: “Martial said it’s not a foul!”

With Hasenhuttl saying after the game: “We lost again in a horrible way.”

Before adding: “We know what we’ve to do better.

“It hurts more not less to have this result again. But the team is a different one now. Let’s see how the season ends.”

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