Wayne Rooney and Ferguson Suffered Harsh Bans by the FA

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Both Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson Suffered Harsh Bans by the FA Last Season

Sir Alex Ferguson was banned for five matches and fined £30,000 last season for criticising referee Martin Atkinson after United’s defeat at Chelsea, the latest in a long list of battles he has had with the FA through the years.

Sir Alex Ferguson has now turned the spotlight onto the FA, claiming there was an “unfair focus” on Manchester United.

The Man United boss cited ‘possible resentment about the club because of our success since the Premier League began’.

‘I think that has something to do with it really,’ said Ferguson.

‘It will always be there and I think we know that. I don’t really know whether it’s about me or the club. That’s a difficult one. They have certainly always found a way to treat us differently.

‘It has been happening for a while now and they always seem to find a way to do us when, with others, it’s seemingly forgotten.’

‘Personally, I felt hard-done-by last season but it’s always difficult and I’m not wanting to get involved with it, to be honest,’ said Ferguson.

‘It doesn’t bother me one bit. I defend my club and that’s my job. Part of the problem is that when I make comments, the media are on to the FA right away.

‘Then they feel forced to do something and they are afraid of what might happen if they don’t. There is no consistency in the disciplinary situation. We all know that.’

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