Man Utd boss Ferguson accepts Fandel appointment

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists the club has no problem with Herbert Fandel taking charge of tonight's Champions League semi against Barcelona.

German ref Fandel has a difficult relationship with United, but Ferguson said: "The referee's performance is always important.

"They have a big part to play in football matches, particularly major matches.

"This referee has experience of big games, so it is a big responsibility."

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