Man Utd defender Ferdinand: Fellaini didn't deserve red card

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand feels Marouane Fellaini didn't deserve his red card in their draw at Champions League opponents Real Sociedad.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand feels Marouane Fellaini didn't deserve his red card in their draw at Champions League opponents Real Sociedad.

The midfielder was a standout performer in San Sebastian until referee Nicola Rizzoli dismissed him for a second bookable offence in added time.

"I thought we defended well as a team, we pressed them in the middle of the park and got up against them,” Ferdinand told MUTV. “Felli won a lot of balls in midfield and was maybe a little bit unfortunate with the sending off. I think he only made three or four tackles in the whole game but that is what happens in Europe sometimes.

“There’s a little bit of frustration. When you get a penalty, you expect to score. We had a couple of half-chances with Chicharito getting across the post once and Robin (van Persie) hit the post once as well. But, it’s important to keep a clean sheet away in Europe and hopefully steal a goal here or there. It was just unfortunate that we didn’t get the rub of the green.”

 
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