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There Is A Slim Hope For Fletcher

There Is A Slim Hope For Fletcher

Sir Alex Ferguson hopes that Roberto Rosetti, the game's Italian referee, will admit his mistake in sending off Darren Fletcher so the midfielder will be able to play in Rome.

Fletch got his marching orders after what appeared to be a professional foul on Fabregas. Replays confirmed that he got the ball cleanly and even though there was contact after that, it's extremely harsh to call it a professional foul.

United cannot appeal the decision, unfortunately, so there's only one way left.

'Mr Rosetti is probably one of the best referees in Europe. He may look at it and come to his own view but there's nothing we can do about it,' Fergie confirmed, adding that he didn't talk to Rosetti after the game.

'Out of respect to the referee, I wouldn't do that. He may look at himself without anyone asking but I don't think we should ask him.'

'He's competent and fair enough to look at it himself, possibly. But apparently you can't appeal and, if that's the case, that's really disappointing.'


It is but I retain the slim hope that Rosetti will indeed admit his error and ask UEFA to overturn the red card. Even if they only downgrade it to a yellow, that would be absolutely fine. Fletch deserves to be in the final after two majestic displays against Arsenal - and we need him as well.

In the meantime, he surely must start against City on Sunday so that fans can show their affection for him. It's time to do that anyway because there's no player in the current squad who received more stick than him - not even Berba - but he's developed into a very, very fine footballer who's an important asset of the English and European champions.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday May 6 2009
Time: 12:45AM

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I loathe United as much as any upstanding citizen would--and even I'll admit it was no penalty. If you play the ball and you get the ball, it isn't a penalty. Unlucky.
RadioactiveD
06/05/2009 00:48:00
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I loathe United as much as any upstanding citizen would--and even I'll admit it was no penalty. If you play the ball and you get the ball, it isn't a penalty. Unlucky.
RadioactiveD
06/05/2009 00:48:00
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Darren Fletcher, John O'Shea, Wes Brown and Park Ji Sung have really come into their own in the last two years. All have proven themselves not only to be fantastic professionals who play their squad roles well, but also excellent footballers who rarely let us down. I strongly believe that if Park Ji Sung can have enough confidence in himself to keep his composure in the final third, he could get a similar amount of goals and assists as rooney and ronaldo. It might sound crazy to some, but if you look at the positions he CONSTANTLY gets himself into and the way he is so alert in and around the box, the only thing he lacks is composure and in the last two games he has found some.
tuscan3000
06/05/2009 11:07:00
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Darren Fletcher, John O'Shea, Wes Brown and Park Ji Sung have really come into their own in the last two years. All have proven themselves not only to be fantastic professionals who play their squad roles well, but also excellent footballers who rarely let us down. I strongly believe that if Park Ji Sung can have enough confidence in himself to keep his composure in the final third, he could get a similar amount of goals and assists as rooney and ronaldo. It might sound crazy to some, but if you look at the positions he CONSTANTLY gets himself into and the way he is so alert in and around the box, the only thing he lacks is composure and in the last two games he has found some.
tuscan3000
06/05/2009 11:07:00
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well united on the end of a bad decision, what goes around comes around, deal with it like rest of prem.
123spurs
06/05/2009 13:49:00
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well united on the end of a bad decision, what goes around comes around, deal with it like rest of prem.
123spurs
06/05/2009 13:49:00
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True 123spurs, but this is a final he's missing. Gomes wasn't sent off for your penalty. Besides we went on to score 4 more whereas we were already 3-1 up so it wasn't going to change the game. I just thought it was a pointless decision, and feel for Fletcher, because he's not the cynical sort.
Man utd champions
06/05/2009 19:11:00
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True 123spurs, but this is a final he's missing. Gomes wasn't sent off for your penalty. Besides we went on to score 4 more whereas we were already 3-1 up so it wasn't going to change the game. I just thought it was a pointless decision, and feel for Fletcher, because he's not the cynical sort.
Man utd champions
06/05/2009 19:11:00
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