The FA have asked MUTV for a copy of the interview with Sir Alex Ferguson after our unjust defeat to Chelsea.
“It was a major game for both clubs and you want a fair referee. You want a strong referee and we didn’t get that,” Ferguson said. “I don’t know why he [Atkinson] got the game. I must say that when I saw who was refereeing it, I feared the worst.”
It is believed that Sir Alex Ferguson’s use of the word “fair” has got the FA twitching.
Our manager was given a suspended sentence of two match touchline ban which will likely now be enforced.
After the game, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted that David Luiz should have been sent off. Chelsea defender, Ivanovic, also admitted that Chelsea shouldn’t have been awarded their match deciding penalty. It was these two decisions which changed the result of the game and left Ferguson so angry with referee Atkinson.
This is the same referee who’s decisions last season lead to a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He’s also the referee that ignored a stonewall penalty on Cristiano Ronaldo against Portsmouth in the FA Cup in 2008.
MUTV are under no obligation to provide footage of Ferguson’s interview no, however the FA believe there is an agreement of ‘trust’ between themselves and all broadcasters.