Ferguson criticizes referee Mike Dean following Manchester derby loss

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has criticized referee Mike Dean following United’s 2-1 loss in the Manchester derby for allowing City’s first goal of the match, which Ferguson has claimed should have been disallowed for offside on Carlos Tevez.  Ferguson argued that Tevez was in an offside position and obscuring United goalkeeper David De Gea’s view when James Milner hit a low shot, resulting in a goal for City.

“The first goal, certainly Tevez is interfering with play,” Ferguson said.   “But the linesman on the other side? There is no way he was giving that. It was disappointing as he was clearly in the road of the goalkeeper. If that is not interference then I don’t know what is.

“I think we were unlucky to lose the game,” The Scot added.   “But it is easy to see why these were the best two teams in the country – the evidence was there tonight.”

Sergio Aguero’s wonder goal gave Manchester City a 2-1 win in the derby, which did not have any impact on the title race that United have already won, but was still a blow for United, who have been eliminated from the Capital One Cup, FA Cup, and the Champions League, and only have the Premier League title left to play for.

Ferguson looks down with disappointment following the final whistle in United's derby loss

Ferguson looks down with disappointment following the final whistle in United’s derby loss

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s