Livid Fergie slams referee

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson once again criticised the referee following his team's dramatic 3-3 draw with CSKA Moscow, a result that booked his team's place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Ferguson was left fuming at the official's decision to book Darren Fletcher for diving when it appeared as though the Scotland international should have been awarded a penalty.

He said:"I can't believe it. I can't believe the decision. It's one of the worst I've seen in my lifetime.

"You can't appeal a yellow card. I can understand in domestic football that it could get lost in the system.

"But in European football it is crucial because, later in the tournament, to miss a really important game because of that is unfair. They should look at that but they won't.

"I cannot believe the decision. Okay, it's human error, but it was one of the worst in my lifetime."

United were trailing 3-1 after 84 minutes but extended their unbeaten home record in the Champions League to 23 games thanks to a Paul Scholes header and last-gasp Antonio Valencia strike that was deflected into the net.

Ferguson added:"If you want excitement, come to Old Trafford. One of the great pleasures of being a manager here is when you get finishes like that.

"We went very open and kept being caught on the counter-attack but, having said that, we should have been 4-0 up before they even had an effort on target.

"When they got their third goal it knocked us back a bit because we couldn't get our momentum back for ten to 15 minutes and their goalkeeper was fantastic."

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