Sir Alex Ferguson believes “refereeing decisions went against” Manchester United in Sunday’s loss to Chelsea at Old Trafford.
United suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday but Ferguson was far from happy with the performance of referee Howard Webb.
Rafael was shown a red card in the closing stages of the contest for kicking out at David Luiz, but Ferguson feels the Chelsea defender made the most of the incident in order to get his compatriot sent off.
He said: “He (Luiz) rolled about. You see that a lot with foreign players. He did roll about and made it look worse.
“To be honest, I don’t think the referee has seen it. He has been convinced by Luiz’s reaction.”
Ferguson admits that his side didn’t deserve to win the game, but believes a number of decisions went against United over the course of the 90 minutes.
He told Sky Sports: “The team took their foot off the pedal. There was no edge to the game all day. I think Chelsea deserved to win.
“Unfortunately it was controversial, it always is when we play Chelsea, but we can’t complain because we didn’t play well enough.
“It was a bit of a lucky goal, it has deflected off Phil Jones. I can’t make any excuses in terms of the performance. Certainly refereeing decisions went against us. They surrounded the referee all day, four or five players all the time.”
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