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Rooney cops an FA warning
Wayne Rooney has been warned about his future conduct by the FA after appearing to mouth "12th man" into a television camera. The Manchester United striker made the comment yesterday as he left the pitch at Stamford Bridge following the 1-0 defeat to top four rivals Chelsea. An FA spokesman said: "Rooney has been warned as to his future conduct following remarks made yesterday." But Sir Alex Ferguson will not face any action following his criticism of referee Martin Atkinson. Ferguson condemned the decision to award the free-kick that led to Chelsea's winning goal as "absolutely ridiculous" and said such decisions mean people "lose faith in refereeing."
Staff reporter, The Sun
Meanwhile, Darren Fletcher believes he is being punished by referees because of Arsene Wenger's comments about him in September. Wenger accused United of playing 'anti-football' after his team lost at Old Trafford and said one player was constantly fouling but getting away with it. That was widely assumed to be Fletcher - even though Wenger did not name names. "We are starting to see Mr Wenger's comments beginning to influence referees which is a shame," Fletcher is quoted as saying.
In other news, the Daily Mail say United have run the rule over Bordeaux’s Marouane Chamakh. The Morocco forward was courted by Sunderland, West Ham and Arsenal in the summer but failed to land his dream move to the Premier League. However, his performances in France have now alerted United, who watched the 25-year-old in action against Lille on Sunday.