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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 12:40 GMT
Ferguson wants video technology
Sir Alex Ferguson
Man Utd boss Ferguson is in favour of the use of video
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has called on video technology to be introduced into the Premiership.

United were on the wrong end of two decisions against Portsmouth in the FA Cup, with Nemanja Vidic and Henrik Larsson seemingly denied two goals.

"Football has to open its eyes wider. Those running the game are resisting the introduction of technology," Ferguson told the club's radio station.

"There is so much money and importance attached to a decision these days."

Ferguson hinted that video technology has been used but only when it has suited the authorities.

"It's interesting because I don't think there is any doubt that in the World Cup final the fourth official sent off Zinedine Zidane after viewing the incident on a TV screen," said the Scot.

"They take advantage when it suits them but in 99% of cases - like in goal-line decision-making - they're not.

"I think technology will eventually come - maybe not in my lifetime but it will come."



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