It seems that at this stage of the season, there is always a manager or two who is feeling hard done by. Despite the fact that, when decisions go their way, managers claim it evens things out, at this vital stage of the season the referee is completely to blame. Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is one of those to voice his disgust, after seeing his side concede a penalty and have a man sent off against Manchester United.
Hughes explained, "You should have confidence that referees will get key decisions right. Just lately a lot of managers have lost faith in them. You worry more about decisions going against you and it shouldn't be like that.”
He added, "You have to be 100% right to give the decisions. It is a difficult job. You have to be strong and really clear. At the moment people are guessing and hoping that they get it correct. That was the case today." Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had sympathy for his former player.
He stated, “Ashley was a yard offside and I understand why Mark is angry. It didn't help us at all. I was more confident before the man was sent off because the speed of our play and the movement was very good. After that we were just in a comfort zone.”