Ian Wright reveals his viewpoint on Jose Mourinho's sending off on Twitter

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has had his say on Jose Mourinho's controversial sending off during Manchester United's 1-0 win over Southampton.

Referee Craig Pawson sent the Portuguese coach to the stands towards the end of the narrow Premier League win at St. Mary's.

An energetic Mourinho stepped out of his technical area on to the edge of the pitch, only to be pulled back by fourth official Mike Jones.

Jones then called over Pawson, who surprised the Manchester United coach by giving him his marching orders.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho seemed bemused at the referee's decision.

"I don't know," said the United boss. "I don't know. Craig [Pawson] told me to leave, and I left."

He could face further punishment, depending on what Pawson chooses to include in his match report to be submitted to the FA.

Southampton v Manchester United - Premier League

Ian Wright tweets his stance

Currently a pundit for BBC and BT, the former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker shared his opinion on the Mourinho controversy on Twitter.

He quoted a tweet by unofficial Manchester United account FullTimeDEVILS, which suggested that the treatment of Mourinho was far harsher than what his Premier League counterparts face.

Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte regularly show a lack of respect to referees and the tweet claiming double standards highlighted that.

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A simple thumbs-up from Wright revealed his true feelings on Mourinho's sending off.

Summer signing Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal of the game and has netted in each of the opening six Premier League matches.

It was a hard-fought win for the Red Devils and Mourinho singled out his Belgian striker for his goalscoring performance.

Southampton v Manchester United - Premier League

"It is not always possible to operate at high quality but fought hard,” said Mourinho.

"We did what many teams in the Premier League do for 90 minutes, which was play with five defenders at the back.

"Credit to Southampton, they tried to play. Pellegrino changed the team and sent on another striker to play more direct.


"It was a hard game but I am really happy.

"Romelu Lukaku's work is so important for us. He scored his goal and worked hard like everybody else.

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