Sir Alex Ferguson is not a happy bunny!
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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticised referee Lee Mason for failing to rule out Birmingham’s late equaliser in their 1-1 draw.
Lee Bowyer levelled after the ball appeared to come off the arm of substitute Nikola Zigic, who Ferguson also felt had fouled Rio Ferdinand.
Ferguson said: “It was handball. There was [also] a foul on the centre-half.
“He [Zigic] went right through the back of him [Ferdinand]. If the ref can’t see that, what chance have you got?”
He added: “That’s where we expect them [Premier League officials] to get a referee who sees that. If you can’t see that, what chance have you got?”
United had taken the lead through Dimitar Berbatov in a tight game of few chances at St Andrews before Bowyer struck in the 90th minute to earn his side a point.
“I think it is terribly harsh,” said Ferguson, whose unbeaten side have won only one of eight away league games this season, having again relinquished two points late on as they did at Fulham and Everton early in the campaign.
“I think we outplayed them in the second half. We deserved to win the game, we were the better team.
“Maybe we should have finished them off. We just lacked a bit more care in our final pass and finishing.” (BBC Sport)
Of course many people could point out that a fair few decisions have gone against sides playing Manchester United but that said, it does seem that Sir Alex Ferguson has a point. See the video below and make your own mind up but to me it does look as though Nikola Zigic handles the ball and appears to be climbing all over Rio Ferdinand into the bargain.
And here is Sir Alex Ferguson’s post match interview
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