Man Utd boss Ferguson not surprised by Wilshere dismissal

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't surprised to see Jack Wilshere sent off during victory over Arsenal yesterday.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't surprised to see Jack Wilshere sent off during victory over Arsenal yesterday.

Fearing something similar happening to Tom Cleverley, who was also on a yellow card, Ferguson withdrew his midfielder.

The Scot said: "I think Jack Wilshere was warned for his third foul on Van Persie then Thomas did a foul on Wilshere and I think he got warned.

"I wasn't prepared to take a chance and Anderson actually changed the game a bit for us."

England midfielder Wilshere had been in just his second match back after returning from a 14-month injury lay-off.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "It was not deserved, he went for the ball.

"His game is commitment. I will have to see the game but it didn't look to me like he went on purpose over the ball."

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