Manchester United and injury time debate – update
Amid all this talk of glorified rounders, a rare football post!
I just thought I’d flag up that the debate on Manchester United being given more stoppage time when they need it (or not, depending on where you stand) is still in full flow.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, and your take on whether referees really help out Manchester United, or if you think it is all a load of nonsense.
United certainly have put on a few late-late shows in their time. Is this just down to them playing right up to the final whistle, or have Alex Ferguson’s watch pointing and post-match rants influenced referees’ judgement?
Comments start here.
I’ve no idea whether referees feel more pressure to give decisions to the bigger clubs. It’s something only the refs themselves can ever answer and they stay silent on the matter even after they retire. I do, however, remember Ferguson when he first arrived at Old Trafford in the 80s, bitching that it was Liverpool who always got the decisions from the ref. How times have changed.