Lukaku should have been banned - Wright

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The incident took place during the second half of United's narrow 1-0 win over the Seagulls at Old Trafford on Saturday, with Lukaku being caught on camera lashing out at Bong.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku must wait to discover if he will be punished for allegedly kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong.

"If they look back at it, how can they not see it is not right what he is done?" "Yes", Wright said on BBC Radio 5 live.

"In the last minute, he (Lukaku) was fighting and running back like he was in the first minute, so I think it is also a mentality question", Mourinho told reporters.

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As a result, a panel of three former elite referees reviewed the footage independently of one another to advise whether they deemed it a sending off offence.

If the FA made a decision to charge the Belgian striker, he would have been banned for three games; United's trip to Watford on Tuesday, their visit to Arsenal on Saturday and the Derby against Manchester City eight days later.

Mourinho's side, now second in the league, remain eight points behind leaders Manchester City, who are unbeaten with 37 points after 13 matches. He has had two digs at him.