WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

22/09/2008 08:36

Papers: Scolari blasts Reds

Scolari blasts seven-card United
Luiz Felipe Scolari has told United to show more respect for referees after Mike Riley booked seven of their players during a stormy 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville and Patrice Evra were all booked for United, who will be given a mandatory fine of £25,000 by the FA. Tempers flared at the final whistle, with Ferdinand complaining to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson about the theatrics of Chelsea substitute Didier Drogba as they left the pitch and Ferguson himself furious with Riley. Referee Mike Riley brandished seven yellow cards to United players at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager Scolari said: "I’m not surprised there were so many bookings. The referee is there for that reason. If players don’t respect him then he will show yellow card or red cards. It is the same for everyone — Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United."
Neil Ashton, Daily Mail

The Sun reports that United's team bus was attacked as it left Stamford Bridge. A Blues fan was arrested after a stone was thrown at the coach and a window was cracked. A United spokesman later confirmed the incident is now in the hands of the police.

In other news, Sir Alex Ferguson says he expects Real Madrid to make another move for Cristiano Ronaldo when the transfer window reopens, but insists United are in a good position to retain the winger.

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