Ferguson: Fernando Torres’ dismissal ‘was his own fault’

Sir Alex Ferguson had little sympathy for Fernando Torres following the Chelsea striker’s controversial sending-off against Manchester United.

Torres was given a second yellow card after being adjudged to have dived, despite the Spaniard appearing to have been fouled by Jonny Evans.

But the United manager said: “The decision the referee has to make is whether the striker has chosen to go down.

“He was through on goal – I don’t know why he has gone down. I think it’s his own fault.

“It’s been 10 years since we have won down here. We had a good record until Jose [Mourinho] came along and spoiled the party.

“We’ve never got breaks down here and had some terrible decisions against us in the last few years.

“But today we have got a little break for the goal – Chicharito may have been offside.”

Evans also suggested that Torres deserved to be dismissed.

Speaking to Sky Sports after his team’s 3-2 win, the defender said: “At the time I didn’t feel like I’d made contact.

“I’ve seen it again and there was contact, but not enough to bring him down. I think the referee has made the right decision to send him off.”

More reaction to follow later.

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