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Selasa, 18 Oktober 2011
Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson will not be appealing Nemanja Vidic’s 'very harsh' red card against Otelul Galati
After a sluggish first half, the Old Trafford side claimed all three points in Group C with two penalties from Wayne Rooney, helping put his side onto five points and into second place.
However, the victory was marred by a straight red for Vidic after United's first goal for a lunge on Gabriel Giurgiu.
“He’s raised his foot and in the context of referee’s interpretation, especially in Europe, I can see why he’s given the red card, but it’s very harsh I think," Ferguson told Sky Sports.
When asked whether the Old Trafford side would look to appeal the dismissal, the Scot added: “I don’t think you can win these things.”
Ferguson was delighted, though, with the performance of Wayne Rooney, who he restored to the starting lineup after coming off the bench during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
“Wayne Rooney played more in midfield, the first [half] but he played further up the field which created a problem for them, particularly with the example of the first goal in which he got in behind them, it was probably the first time we got in behind them and got the penalty kick," he continued.
“He had composure and took his penalties well, we could have won by more, but the game was coasting along until we got the man sent off, it was disappointing that, because there was no way back for them after that.”
On the performance, Ferguson was satisfied, saying: “I think that in a lot of these away games you have to work to get victory, it’s not easy and they made it very difficult for us, but we had the possession figures that shows that we were in control of the game."
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