Man Utd boss Ferguson claims luck evens itself out

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists the rub of the green even itself out over the course of a season.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists the rub of the green even itself out over the course of a season.

The argument has been reignited following Michael Oliver's failure to award Fulham a last-minute penalty at Old Trafford on Monday for Michael Carrick's clumsy challenge on Danny Murphy.

"From the referee's position, I can see why he didn't give a penalty when Danny Murphy was brought down," he said.

"The ball moved to the angle as Michael Carrick challenged him. From that position, it wasn't clear.

"It was a good claim but (Man) City could have had a penalty against them at Stoke for a foul by Gareth Barry.”

"Every club gets breaks here and there, you get good ones and bad ones.

"It evens itself out over the season, that will never change."

The Scot added. "Maybe smaller clubs feel that (decisions go against them when they play big clubs) but someone said some years ago that we get lots of penalties. It is only averaging out at three a year.

"You can't say that is a lot when you are attacking teams all the time.

"Most managers believe the breaks even themselves out."

 

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