Date: 7th May 2009 at 2:00pm
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UEFA general secretary David Taylor indicated to the press that a sepcial case might be considered if United asked UEFA to overturn Darren Fletcher’s red card, given for a clean tackle on Cesc Fabregas.

Taylor admitted he had spoken to Sir Alex and had told him they would refer any written request to UEFA’s disciplinary body.

Well, the club took this last chance: United lodged a request to UEFA. Press reports did not reveal the contents of the request but I believe the club based the argument on the overall discipline of Fletch, as well as on the fact that he intended to get the ball, there was no malicious intent and he DID get the ball.

Let’s hope against hope he’ll be allowed to play – even if it means that Barcelona left-back Eric Abidal’s red will be overturned, too.