"The stand-side linesman [Beck] didn’t give us a thing all day. For me it was a poor performance by him. Why he never saw the penalty kick from Wayne Rooney, some other decisions, we remember him well from his time at the Chelsea game when Drogba was three yards offside and he gave onside."
“He had a shocking game. I’m disappointed in his performance, I really am. He had a bad game and we never got anything on that side of the pitch. But you’re 1-0 up with a minute to go and comfortable at that stage.”
The above quotes are yet another example of the disgusting behaviour of Sir Alex Ferguson. It seems that this nasty man is allowed to bully, abuse and intimidate officials with an impunity that is not afforded to anyone else in English football.
All other managers are charged by the FA when they criticise officials in such a fashion, in a way that is deliberately designed to intimidate and influence future decision making. For example Sam Allardyce was charged last week for some similar comments on officials, arguably his were much milder than Ferguson's.
The FA's inaction on this is a disgrace and shows that football is overtly corrupt in this country. Manchester United have too much power and have a free reign in ways that other clubs do not. The referee selection process is just part of this, the systematic bias in Manchester United's favour is beyond a disgrace, and the way that Ferguson gets away with murder gives their game away. The title might as well be handed out by Sir Alex, this would only be slightly less fair than the current system.