Match of The Day pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright believe that Albion should have been awarded a penalty in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Danny Welbeck, who had put the Seagulls in front, seemed to be brought down in front of goal by Harry Maguire with the score at 1-1.

But referee Mike Dean saw nothing wrong and neither did Peter Bankes, who was on VAR.

The incident would have handedAlbion the chance to restore their lead and would have led to the United centre back being sent for an early bath.

But former Newcastle and England striker Shearer felt their was enough contact on Welbeck to stop him from tapping the ball in.

He said “I agree (it should have been a penalty) Maguire is the wrong side of Welbeck.

“You can see him desperately trying to get back and he puts him off there.”

Albion head coach Graham Potter was ‘surprised it was not given live’ and can see why ‘VAR did not’ overturn the decision of Dean not to give a spot kick.

Potter's verdict on Albion penalty call at Old Trafford

But Wright like Shearer felt that VAR should have overturned the decision.

He said: “I think if he (Maguire) does not touch him (Welbeck) he would tap the ball in.

“But instead, he crumbles under the challenge and Maguire has done what you immediately do when you are out of position and you are fighting to get back.

“He has done enough to put him off and I think it was a penalty.”