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Ferguson blames media for making most of Torres comment

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted the media for its over-reaction regarding comments he made about Liverpool hitman Fernando Torres. Following Manchester United's 3-2 victory over Liverpool last Sunday, reports the suggested that Ferguson had labelled the Spanish striker a cheat after the former Atletico Madrid star won a free-kick which led to Steven Gerrard's equaliser.

"If you think about Berbatov scoring a hat-trick - the first to score a hat-trick in 64 years in that game, you'd have thought that would get the back-page headlines, but that was stuck on the inside," Ferguson said to MUTV.

"It was all me saying Torres was a cheat, which was absolutely ridiculous press. I said, quite rightly, that I thought he had made the most of it. That's not to say the guy's a cheat. It could apply to any player in a given moment, taking advantage of a situation.

"But that was disappointing [from] a lot of the press. I thought Berbatov would have grabbed all the headlines, which he really did deserve."

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