Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed the red card that could have cost Manchester United yesterday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur and will now mean a one-match ban Paul Scholes. The United midfielder saw red after a second booking in the 59th minute following a clash with Spurs’ Tom Huddlestone.
“I think he got sent off because his name is Paul Scholes,” said Ferguson in his post match interview.
“It was a terrible sending-off. The referee has got it wrong. He went in with his leg above their player. If anything, I think the Tottenham player has done him. He should have been punished.
“I’ve seen it twice and it was a bad decision. I didn’t see any sending-off in that at all.”
Scholes two yellow cards means that there is no possibility of appeal for the midfielder who has made over 600 appearances for United.
Scholes will now miss next weekend’s derby clash with Manchester City at Old Trafford. If face-stamping, crowd-inciting Emmanuel Adebayor doesn’t join him in the stands, there is no justice.