Sir Alex Ferguson has stoked up the derby flames further by claiming his former striker Carlos Tevez should have been dismissed during City’s 2-1 win over his team.
United were 1-0 at the time when Tevez went in particularly hard on Wes Brown and the Argentine’s apparent over-the-top challenge went unpunished by referee Mike Dean, despite having a clear view of the incident.
“Tevez should have been sent off really.” Have you seen the tackle? He went over the top of the ball. He didn’t even get booked,” rants Ferguson who earlier in the week claimed City don’t have the mental strength to win the tie.
Ferguson though, hasn’t said anything regarding Gary Neville’s obscene gesture to Tevez after the City striker grabbed the equaliser from the penalty spot and claims he didn’t see the action taken by his defender.
United face City on Wednesday in the second leg of the tie, before travelling to London to face fellow title contenders Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium and Ferguson has admitted he will play a changed team against the blues.
“I have to make sure my team selection is right for the Emirates. That’s why there will be a different team against Manchester City, there is no doubt about that. The City game will have a fantastic atmosphere and it will help in the sense that everyone will want to play.”
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