Sunday 21 January 2018

Ferguson's ref run-ins

Alex Ferguson has been charged with improper conduct for his comments about referee Howard Webb ahead of last week's win over Chelsea.

Here we look at his recent run-ins with referees.

2007: Banned for two matches and fined £5,000 after a finger-jabbing exchange with Mark Clattenburg during a 1-0 defeat by Bolton.

2008: Gets a two-match ban and a £10,000 fine after marching onto the field to remonstrate with Mike Dean immediately after his side's 4-3 win over Hull.

2009: Fined £20,000 and banned for two matches with a further two suspended until the end of the 2010-11 season after he accused Alan Wiley of being unfit following a 2-2 draw with Sunderland. Ferguson also drew strong criticism from the referees' union Prospect.

2011: Given a five-match touchline ban and a £30,000 fine for his verbal attack on Martin Atkinson at Chelsea in February. "You want a fair referee, or a strong referee, anyway - and we didn't get that," said Ferguson.

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