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Luiz receives backing from Chelsea boss Benitez over sending off

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has defending David Luiz who has been accused of helping to get Manchester United defender Rafael sent off on Sunday. Luiz was seen laughing after he was floored by the challenge, and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson accused Luiz of going down like a "dying swan."

"I'm aware that David Luiz is one of the best players in the Premier League by miles, without doubt," he said.

"We are talking about Luiz laughing because the fans were abusing him and the red card was after that.

"We are giving importance to this but it is not as important as other things. We are talking about this instead of trying to eradicate the bad tackles you can see every week.

"We are not talking about Chelsea beating Manchester United, about being much better than United in three games."

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