Howard Webb has today confessed he made the wrong decision in United’s 5-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. I wonder if now he will also appologise for doing nothing to stop United scoring a further four goals and not sending Palacios off for his disgraceful challenge on Ronaldo.

“I’ve looked at it again and I think it was a mistake but we make these decisions honestly,” Webb conceded. “It’s not always easy to see the way the play pans out from pitch level. I could see the Manchester United player touch the ball and saw him get clattered by the goalkeeper but didn’t see the extra deviation from the goalkeeper’s fingers touching the ball. I’m disappointed as I always strive for perfection. I’ll look at the tape in detail later in the week and try to avoid it happening again in the future. I never want to have a negative impact on a game and I get no pleasure from not reaching the high standards we set ourselves. But show me a man who’s never made a mistake and I’ll show you a man who’s done nothing.”