Sir Alex Ferguson is no stranger to clashing with the authorities. Indeed, it’s harder to tell who is the worst loser out of him and Arsene Wenger. However, someone once said to me ‘show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser’ which is probably not a bad way to be where sport is concerned. Looks like the United boss is in trouble with the FA again…
Setanta reports that the footballing body has thrown the book at the Scot, after the latter remonstrated with referee Mike Dean following Manchester United’s narrow 4-3 victory over Hull City. Never mind the fact that Wayne Rooney could have been red-carded for some of the challenges he made, Fergie wanted Michael Turner to walk after a foul on Michael Carrick instead.
“Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged with improper conduct in relation to his behaviour towards referee Mike Dean following the match against Hull City on 1 November,” read the statement.
In a way, everyone will miss the old codger when he retires as manager of Manchester United. While he’s as stubborn as a mule and irrational to the point of disbelief when defending his team, he’s one of the Premier League’s most colourful characters. It’s safe to say that referees will be glad to see the back of him however!