Date: 20th April 2011 at 4:34pm
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After our 0-0 draw up at St James Park, Sir Alex Ferguson, aware that we`d dropped two more points on the road, felt that a refereeing decision had deprived us of a chance to take all three points.

When Javier Hernandez tumbled over after being challenged by Danny Simpson, Sir Alex was convinced that United should have had a penalty.

In his post-match interview he emphasized this exact point by discussing the incident, and the referee, but being very careful not to fall foul of the authorities, like not too long ago, when he remarked,

“If he doesn`t give the penalty, fine. To book him is an insult.”

“I watched it myself and there was definite contact. Chicharito is not the sort of player who would throw himself to the ground.”


Probably right but whilst Nani continues to do just that there`s always a chance decisions will go against us.

But whilst Sir Alex was adamant that our last-ditch appeal was a justified one, he did admit to not seeing an incident that could have seen Newcastle awarded a penalty when he explained,

“I haven`t seen their penalty claim. I would have to see it again.”

Funny how blinkered even the best of managers can be.

Finally, Sir Alex did his best to slip in a quote that should ensure the FA at least review what he said when he uttered,

“I thought the referee had an excellent game but he lets himself down by booking the player.”

What is it about a leopard not changing its spots?




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