Ah. Bless Sir Alex Ferguson. He’s ranting about referees again. He really doesn’t like ’em does he? Maybe it was a ref’ who was chopping at his ankles the other day ? Anyway, Sir Alex has expressed displeasure about the appointment of the German referee Herbert Fandel for the return of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani to Sporting Lisbon tonight.
Fandel, a trained pianist, has twisted Fergie’s melon on several occasions in the past few seasons and the Manchester United manager put his head in his hands, sighing melodramatically, when he was asked about UEFA’s choice of officials. “Have we got a supply of Mogadon?” he said. What has Fergie got against the nimble fingered card waver?
Ferguson’s dislike goes back to a 2-1 defeat to Porto in 2004 when Roy Keane was sent off and, at the final whistle, Ferguson refused to shake hands with Jose Mourinho because he was furious about what he