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Fergie fumes at ref leniency

Published 24/02/2011 | 05:00

ALEX Ferguson claimed Marseille defender Stephane Mbia was "lucky" not to be sent off for a late challenge on Wayne Rooney in Manchester United's 0-0 draw at the Stade Velodrome last night as he attempted to collect Dimitar Berbatov's through-ball in the 87th minute.

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"I think they were (lucky)," Ferguson said. "It's a red card. They made sure they weren't going to lose a goal, and that incident at the end showed that."

Marseille could also find themselves the subject of a Uefa probe after an object -- believed to be a golf ball -- was thrown onto the pitch from one of the home stands.

United players, including Nani and John O'Shea, also appeared to be targeted with laser pens. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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