Ferguson unhappy with time-keeping

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that referee Chris Foy did not play enough injury time in his side’s 3-2 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.

The official indicated that four minutes of additional time should be played at the end of 90 minutes, however the Red Devils failed to capitalise and in the end slumped to their first loss to the north London club at Old Trafford in 23 years.

However, the legendary Scottish trainer feels that his team were hard done by and that Spurs were guilty of time wasting.

“It is a flaw in the game that referees are responsible for time-keeping. It is nearly 2013 and the referee still has control of that,” he commented to Sky Sports.

“They gave four minutes. It is an insult. It is ridiculous. It is denying you the proper chance to win the football match.

“There were six substitutions and the trainer came on. That is four minutes right away.

“The goalkeeper must have wasted two minutes. They took their time at every goal kick. That is obvious to everyone,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

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