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Man Utd No2 Phelan: Manager in no mood to speak with ref

Manchester United No2 Mike Phelan admits manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in no mood to speak to the match officials after defeat to Real Madrid.

The Champions League encounter was turned on its head after Nani's dismissal.

Asked whether Sir Alex had spoken to Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir, Phelan responded: "I don't think he is in any fit state to talk to the referee about the decision. I think it speaks volumes that I am sat here and not the manager of this fantastic football club. We all saw and witnessed a decision that seemed very harsh.

"We had a massive audience around the world with people watching in how many countries I do not know, and everybody will be sitting there wondering what happened. A great performance was marred by one decision."

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