Was Phil Dowd too scared to send off Nemanja Vidic?
Phil Dowd – bit of a wimp?
That Sir Alex Ferguson loves a mind game. Absolutely loves one. And, by the looks of things, a seed planted almost a year ago might just have won his team the Carling Cup yesterday.
Speaking out after seeing both Scholesy and the Little Red Roonster red carded against Fulham in 2009, the United manager commented:
“It’s Phil Dowd, what do you expect?”
The referee’s record of showing United five reds and 18 yellows in 12 league games was obviously beginning to get on the Ferguson goat.
Begging the question – was Phil Dowd too frightened of an angry Ferguson to show Vidic the red for his tackle on Agbonlahor? Had Fergie wormed his way into the refs mind and clouded his judgement?
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