Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Friday, 10 November 2006, 16:05 GMT
Ferguson enters Poll controversy
Sir Alex Ferguson and Graham Poll
Ferguson backed Poll's decision-making
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned referees' chief Keith Hackett over his decision to meet Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Hackett agreed to meet Mourinho over criticism of referee Graham Poll's handling of Sunday's game between Chelsea and Tottenham.

Ferguson posed the question: "Does Hackett ever to go meet Arsene Wenger, or Rafa Benitez or this old guy here?

"Is there preference going out to Chelsea? It seems ludicrous."

Ferguson described Poll as the best referee in England.

"That's why he gets the big games, because he's the best at making the big decisions," said the United manager.

606 DEBATE: Do you agree with Sir Alex Ferguson?

But Ferguson believes it may now be wrong to put Poll in charge of United's match against Chelsea at Old Trafford on 26 November.

"I would like him in a way, but with all this controversy I don't know whether it would be a good thing. I'm fearing he gets the game with all the controversy about Chelsea," said Ferguson.



SEE ALSO
FA investigates Cole ref claims
07 Nov 06 |  Football
Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea
05 Nov 06 |  Premiership
Everton 0-1 Arsenal
08 Nov 06 |  League Cup


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us