Full transcript of Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp's heated argument over

Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp clashed over Paul Pogba on Sky Sports following Manchester United’s victory over Tottenham.

The France World Cup winner had a great game against Spurs and even set up Marcus Rashford to net the only goal of the contest, but was involved in one rather controversial moment.

Pogba went in for a challenge with Tottenham’s Dele Alli and caught the midfielder recklessly with his studs on his leg.

There were calls for the Red Devils man to be sent off but Mike Dean opted against giving the Frenchman his marching orders, and instead brandished a yellow.

Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp clashed over Paul Pogba
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Redknapp agreed that Dean had made the right call, which he made clear when providing post-match analysis on Sunday afternoon.

But Souness saw things a little differently and clashed with the former Spurs man over his opinion. Here’s a full transcript of the pair’s argument on Sky Sports, via The Express.

Jamie Redknapp: I’ve done it before. That’s why I understand. It was a retrospective red card on Tim Cahill playing for Tottenham against Everton. What he [Paul Pogba] is trying to do is step across the ball to protect him.

It looks horrendous, don’t get me wrong. It looks like he’s tried to go right over the top of the ball. Personally it’s not malicious. I certainly was not a malicious player. But it looks so bad.

When I look back, I remember going to see Tim Cahill afterwards and saying ‘I really apologise for that because it looks horrendous, but I genuinely didn’t mean it’.

Pogba went in for a challenge with Dele Alli and caught the midfielder recklessly
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It’s just when you step across the ball to protect it and let it roll across your body. It looks like a red but personally it doesn’t look like it is.

Graeme Souness: I think it’s a red card. Sorry Jamie, I disagree with you. It’s a red card. Not one ounce of doubt in my mind. Not one ounce.

He knows what he’s done. Let’s start with what Jamie’s saying. You step over it and use your strength to keep the player away.

But look where the ball is and look where the foot it. When you’re doing that your studs are generally always aiming towards the ground.

This isn’t the first time Souness and Redknapp have disagreed over Pogba
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JR: Do you think he tried to do him there, Graeme?

GS:  Well certainly. I would also say if the referee doesn’t see it as a red card – he sees it as a foul so, he’s seen it as we see it. He’s seen it as a yellow card then he know nothing about football either, the referee.

JR :  Well I know nothing either then. I’ve been in that position Graeme. Mine actually looks a lot worse than that, trust me. I have 10 times worse.

GS : I’ve been guilty of that and received that.

JR: Ha! We know!

Pogba’s Manchester United took all three points from their trip to Wembley
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GS : For me there’s not one ounce of doubt in my mind that wasn’t him going over the ball.

JR : But I just don’t think it was malicious.