Referee couldn't have stooped that low against Mikel: Ferguson

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he doesn't believe referee Mark Clattenburg would have directed a racial insult at Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel when the teams played last weekend.

updated: November 02, 2012 18:34 IST
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London: Alex Ferguson said Friday that it was "unthinkable" that referee Mark Clattenburg had racially abused a Chelsea player during Manchester United's controversial victory last weekend.

United's 3-2 Premier League win was overshadowed by allegations from the losers that Clattenburg, who sent off two Chelsea men, used "inappropriate language" against two of their players during the match.

It is a matter that is being investigated by both London's Metropolitan Police force and the Football Association, with the focus now on claims that Clattenburg used a racist slur against Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel.

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