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Wenger to get Man U dug out sending off apology

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London, Aug 31 (ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will receive an apology today from referees chief Keith Hackett over his dismissal during the Gunners' 2-1 loss to Manchester United.

The Arsenal boss was forced to stand among Manchester United fans for the final 30 seconds after fourth official Lee Probert complained that he had kicked a water bottle.

Wenger was sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean in the dying moments of Saturday's match at Old Trafford. Probert moaned to referee Mike Dean and he sent Wenger off to the delight of 75,000 United supporters.

League Managers Association chief Richard Bevan has been told by Hackett that Wenger will receive an apology.

Referees' chief Keith Hackett admitted last night that Dean and Probert had goofed outrageously and promised furious League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan an apology was on its way.

"Although correct in law, it was completely out of context in the game and it was followed by the nonsense over where Wenger should sit," The Sun quoted Bevan, as saying.

"I've spoken to Keith Hackett and he fully recognises the situation was an error and an apology will follow to Wenger. Lee Probert totally failed to manage the situation," he added.enger, angry after Robin van Persie's late effort was ruled offside, said: "It was weird, spectacular. I didn't even know where to go." (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, August 31, 2009, 10:46 [IST]
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