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Ferguson in bitter attack on linesman

Alex Ferguson launched a bitter tirade against assistant referee Simon Beck after his Manchester United team drew 1-1 with Tottenham.

United's manager was particularly aggrieved at the failure to award his team a penalty.

"The stand-side linesman [Beck] didn't give us a thing all day," Ferguson said. "For me it was a poor performance by him. Why he never saw the penalty kick from Wayne Rooney and some other decisions We remember him well from his time at the Chelsea game when Drogba was three yards offside and he gave onside.

"He had a shocking game. I'm disappointed in his performance, I really am. He had a bad game and we never got anything on that side of the pitch."

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