Once again, Sir Alex Ferguson has shown his complete disregard for the Football Association and shoved two fingers up at their authority with his derogatory comments towards Sunday’s referee, Martin Atkinson.
For 20 years, Manchester United have been nurturing their self-perceived entitlement to win every game to the point that when they don’t, it’s always somebody else’s fault. Any self-respecting football fan can see that this posturing is only done to deflect attention away from the fact that the Reds were out-played and outclassed by Chelsea at the weekend.
First, SAF complains it wasn’t a free kick when it very clearly was! Darren Fletcher followed through with his tackle and took Ashley Cole out. So he complains that the referee was in the wrong position. He should be asking why Wes Brown went down like a big girl’s blouse.
Then there’s Wayne Rooney mouthing ‘Twelve Men’ to the camera as he troops defiantly off the pitch at the end, clearly brainwashed by Fergie’s siege mentality! If the referee had any blue bias, why did he book Didier Drogba when the Drog was booted in the chest by Jonny Evans? Now I hate Drogba and his play-acting poncyness but Evans should have been shown the red card for that vicious challenge.
It would also be considered rude not to point out to Wayne Rooney that when Manchester United are involved, there normally is a twelfth man. He’s usually wearing red tinted spectacles although not deliberately, of course but subconsciously, because Sir Alex Ferguson continual mind games have been imbedded in the heads of referees.
Recently he complained about Liverpool fans influencing the referee; like that’s never happened at Old Trafford before! Then he questioned Mike Reilly’s fitness; and now he’s attacking the referee’s positional sense on the pitch!!
When he needs a few minutes injury time, he doesn’t even need to pull out his metaphorical stop-watch; the referee is already aware that Fergie is preparing his post-match excuses and aiming both barrels at him. Where did the extra seven minutes come from against Man City?
There has been some interesting research recently carried out that proves that the average length of injury time in the Premiership is a little over three minutes. However, Man United’s average length of injury time is 4.22 minutes. Why? Because that’s Fergie time!
He’s manipulative and Machiavellian. And he’s created this paranoia that everybody is against Man United. He’s nothing but a tyrannical bully, trying to dominate and intimidate referees and allowing his reputation for the hairdryer treatment to unfairly influence the outcome of games.