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Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves disagree over De Bruyne booking decision

Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves have disagreed on whether Kevin de Bruyne should have received a red card during Manchester City’s 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Idrissa Gueye was caught in the first period by City’s playmaker. Former pundits were divided on whether de Bruyne should have been dismissed from the pitch of play.

Ferdinand, in the BT Sport studio, said: “I think when you see it in normal time and normal pace I think it’s a red card. Joleon, a City guy, told me quickly that he was either touched or nicked just before he carelessly jumped into the pool.”

Joleon Lescott then said: “ It wouldn’t surprise me if he did get a red card, I don’t think it was a red card, the fact he touched it you can genuinely see he’s trying to get it away, you can’t not follow through and touch the ball and stop your foot from going forward.”



Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves disagree over De Bruyne booking decision

However, Hargreaves had other ideas. He said: “I think it would’ve been harsh as a red and I think the referee got it right but we’ve seen people sent off for that.”

City lost to PSG 2-0 at the Parc des Princes. Gueye scored the opener before Messi scored a wonder goal in the second period, in pretty much seal the game off.

The red card, meanwhile, will likely go under the radar in terms of a talking point, as the Ligue 1 giants got their home win anyway.

But comparisons were made on social media between the decision and a sending off made earlier this month involving Manchester United.

Earlier this month, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did admit that Aaron Wan-Bissaka showed his inexperience when he was red-carded in the Champions League against the Young Boys.

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Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City appeals to the fans as missiles are thrown form the stands
Some feel Kevin de Bruyne should have been sent off

Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card in the 35th minute after fouled Christopher Martins with his boot too high.

“I can understand why he gives it,” Solskjaer said via MEN.

“Aaron takes a touch that goes too far, it’s never a dangerous tackle because he hits him in the front of his foot.

“We saw with Harvey Elliott you sometimes can see bad injuries [but] it was never reckless or malicious. The boy was not going to be hurt, but it was inexperience. It’s even more difficult with 10 men.”

Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves disagree over De Bruyne booking decision
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