Managers are losing faith in referees, says angry QPR boss

Mark Hughes has claimed that managers have lost faith in referees because of a spate of poor decisions in key games.

Hughes’ QPR side were not helped by some dismal refereeing at Old Trafford, where they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United.

Match official Lee Mason awarded United a 15th-minute penalty and sent off Shaun Derry after the midfielder’s challenge on Ashley Young.

Not only was contact minimal, but Young was in an offside position as he gathered Wayne Rooney’s pass.

It left Rangers facing an uphill task and came a day after fellow strugglers Wigan were beaten by two disputed goals at Chelsea.

Derry was sent off.

“We’re desperately disappointed with the performance of the referee,” said Hughes.

“The boy [Young] has gone over too easily and the referee has bought it.

“The key thing is you have to be 100% right to give the decisions and at the moment I think people are guessing and hoping they get decisions correct.

“You should have confidence that the referees are going to make the key decisions in the game and lately I think a lot of managers have lost faith in them.

“All we want is the officials to get the big decisions right and unfortunately this weekend they haven’t covered themselves in glory.

“I know [Wigan manager] Roberto Martinez has commented on the performance of the officials at his game. These are massive decisions affecting people’s livelihoods.”

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See also:
United helped by officials as they see off 10-man Rangers
QPR will appeal against Derry’s red card

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