Date: 17th January 2011 at 4:36pm
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It`s unusual for Sir Alex Ferguson to be rendered speechless!

But that was the case when asked about the red card Rafael received yesterday at White Hart Lane.

Our Brazilian full back appeared to have been very harshly treated when Mike Dean branded a second yellow card after nothing more than an innocuous clash with Ekotto.

Speaking about the sending off Sir Alex had this to say,

“I don`t need to discuss the sending off. You can see that for yourself. I don`t have to discuss the referee. It`s out of my hands now, thank God”

And support for Rafael came from an unlikely source, Harry Redknapp, who was able to add,

“It was harsh on Rafael. He has not stuck his leg out.”

“Rafael clipped Benoit`s heels. He was just trying to get out of the way. He hasn`t tripped him. What can you do about that?”

“Rafael has not broken his stride and stuck a leg out saying ‘I`ll trip him`. His foot has caught the boy`s leg and that is it.”


Perhaps Sir Alex was rendered speechless by the fact that it was the same referee, Mike Dean, who took charge of our ill-fated clash with Chelsea back in April!


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