Sir Alex Ferguson has brandished the assistant referee’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur as “shocking” after not giving Manchester United a penalty.
Manchester United looked to be taking all three-points after Robin van Persie put the reds ahead on the 25th minute, but Clint Dempsey slotted home in the 92nd-minute to earn a point for Tottenham.
Sir Alex Ferguson felt that Wayne Rooney had been wrongly denied a penalty after coming on as a second half substitue, SAF not happy with the linesman, not only on the Tottenham match, but in past matches as well.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Sir Alex said:
“The stand-side linesman never gave us a thing all day, for me, it was a poor performance by him.
“Why he never saw the penalty kick on Wayne Rooney and some of the other decisions…
“We remember him well from the Chelsea game (last season) when Drogba was three yards offside and he gave him onside.
“I think he had a shocking game today. I’m disappointed in his performance, I really am. I think he had a bad game.”
Sir Alex Ferguson did, however, still have praise for the Tottenham Hotspur, whose second half performance deserved a point.
“You’re 1-0 up with a minute to go and we’re comfortable at that stage,” he added.
“But Tottenham have worked their socks off and you have to give them credit. You can’t deny them a point because they’ve worked ever so hard for it.
“We’d got used to them pumping balls into the box. You’d have thought we’d have dealt with it better.
“And on the counter attack we should have finished them off. It was the final ball letting us down and we should have been better than that.”
Watch Sir Alex Ferguson’s post match interview here