Wednesday, January 08, 2014
SERIOUSLY MOYES? EMBATTLED MAN UTD MANAGER BLAMES REFEREE FOR HIS SIDE 3RD CONSECUTIVE LOSS
Manchester United manager, David Moyes was plunged deeper into crisis as his side crashed to their third consecutive defeat in a week for the first time since 1992 and he blamed the referee for the defeat.
In a match that has former iconic manager SirAlex Ferguson looking on, a Ryan Giggs own goal in first-half stoppage time and a controversial Fabio Borini penalty consigned the guys from Old Trafford to a 2-1 first-leg reverse in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Moyes, then complained afterwards that United are 'having to play' the referees as well as the opposition.
Moyes said: 'After the first 15 minutes I thought we were very good. We defended a terrible free-kick, but how the referee has given a free-kick for that is way beyond me.
'I just cannot see how that is a free-kick. 'And the penalty? We had a player booked for that the other day against Tottenham.
The referee is in a great position to look at it, down the line, 15 yards, and the linesman gives it from behind and he cannot see through Patrice Evra.
‘That is what we’re finding at the moment. The performance was good without having the last bit.
‘We need a couple of fair decisions. We had a couple of penalty kicks against Tottenham and we have one given against us tonight for that. My goodness, give me strength.’