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The commentators did say that he didn't need to do it, as Cleverley was there to cover.
In the circumstances Wayne probably made the right choice.
Manager will tell you 100 out of 100 times to grab the guy and take the yellow if needed.
Maybe Cleverley was there, but I wouldn't want to risk letting him 1 on 1 vs a guy running at full speed, because the most probable thing is that he gets beaten in that kind of scenario with a lot of room from Dembele, who's running forwards. He would have to make a tackle or a foul, and get a yellow card, and maybe he wouldn't even be able to do it... and if he wasn't then we're on their hands.
Take the yellow for a striker and do the foul, that's what I'd do in that situation at least.
 

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Manager will tell you 100 out of 100 times to grab the guy and take the yellow if needed.
Maybe Cleverley was there, but I wouldn't want to risk letting him 1 on 1 vs a guy running at full speed, because the most probable thing is that he gets beaten in that kind of scenario with a lot of room from Dembele, who's running forwards. He would have to make a tackle or a foul, and get a yellow card, and maybe he wouldn't even be able to do it... and if he wasn't then we're on their hands.
Take the yellow for a striker and do the foul, that's what I'd do in that situation at least.
The point was that the cover was Cleverley, with all that that implies.
Not as bad as the cover being Evra, I grant you, but it makes Wayne's decision the only one.
 
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