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Man United boss criticises ref after Sunderland draw

Sunderland's Anton Ferdinand after his own-goal

Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised the referee after his side's 2-2 draw against Sunderland.

Sir Alex said he didn't agree with some of the decisions made by Alex Wiley and he thought the ref wasn't fit enough to keep up with the "pace of the game."

United only just escaped with a draw after an injury-time own goal from Anton Ferdinand at Old Trafford.

The result means Manchester United are a point clear at the top of the Premier League.

Darren Bent had given Sunderland the perfect start, driving home his seventh goal of the season after seven minutes.

With Sunderland 1-nil up at half time - the side had everything to smile about.

Poor performance by United

Manchester United were putting on a poor performance, but a goal 6 minutes into the second half from Dimitar Berbatov put them back into the game - but not for long as within minutes Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones nodded the visitors ahead again.

Sunderland looked to gain their first Old Trafford win since 1968, but then United got the equaliser after Sunderland's Anton Ferdinand unluckily deflected Patrice Evra's shot past goalkeeper Craig Gordon.