Ferguson wraths over Van Persie incident. FA refuses disciplinary action.




Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was furious over the Robin Van Persie incident in their frustrating 1-1 draw with Swansea City which saw him hit by the ball from a point-blank range in the neck by Swansea defender Ashley Williams. The Scot went on to solemnly claim that “Van Persie could have been killed” and called for action against William.

Sir Alex Ferguson wraths over Robin Van Persie incident

Sir Alex Ferguson wraths over Robin Van Persie incident

However, FA has confirmed that Ashley Williams will not face any disciplinary action despite United’s boss clamoring for Williams’ ban. FA said that since both the players involved in the horrid incident were booked by referee Michael Oliver,27, during the game and as a result no further action will be taken against them.

The FA has also pointed that Ferguson will not face censure despite his outlandish claims.

“Robin van Persie is lucky to be alive. It was a disgraceful act from their player,” Ferguson told the reporter.

“He should be banned by the FA. Robin could have had a broken neck.”

The dreadful incident occurred in the 75th minute when Van Persie was lying on the ground after being brought down on the edge and despite the whistle had gone Williams lashed the ball away to clear it and it struck the prone Van Persie on the neck, which was clearly unnecessary if not intentional and it sparked frantic reactions from the Dutchman leading to some pushing and shoving and a booking apiece.

“Robin van Persie is lucky to be alive,” Fergie said.

“It was absolutely deliberate. The whistle has gone, the game has stopped and he has done that right in front of the referee, he could have killed the lad,” fumed United boss.

“He should be banned for a long time because that was the most dangerous thing I’ve seen on a football field for many, many years.”

However, Williams denied Ferguson’s assertion and proclaimed that his action was unintentional.

“Everyone’s going to have their own opinion but, from my point of view, I tried to apologize on the pitch but it all flared up,” said Williams.

“I just kicked the ball in frustration and obviously not trying to hit him square on the head.”

The United manager was clearly angry with referee Michael Oliver, who twice denied Red’s claim for penalty, which replays confirm was foul and did not disallow Swansea’s equalizer for a foul by Chico on Van Persie during the build-up to the goal.

“It really it should have been a foul for us when the defender fouled Van Persie but the referee has had one of those games,” said Ferguson.

“I know he is a young referee but dear me what a performance that was.”

Manchester United dropped points to reduce their lead at the top of the table after a frustrating draw with resolute Swansea who held the league leaders at 1-1 at Liberty Stadium with help of Michu’s quick equalizer, after Evra scored early in the game and superb job by the Swan’s defenders.

Manchester United were the more dominant side and were in total control of the game but failed to restore their 6 points lead over second placed Manchester City by missing onto good chances, poor refereeing  and hard luck. United will go into the Christmas 4 points on top.

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