Poll backs Benitez’s attack on Fergie

Poll claims the Manchester United boss gets preferential treatment from FA disciplinary chiefs.

“Rafa Benitez has articulated what referees have been thinking for years – that Sir Alex Ferguson can say what he wants about them and the FA will allow him to get away with it,” Poll told the Daily Mail.

“The authorities could point to Ferguson’s two-match ban imposed earlier this season as proof that he is not out of reach of their disciplinary department, but that was for marching onto the field after the 4-3 win over Hull and for comments made directly to the referee, Mike Dean, who in reporting the misconduct forced the FA’s hand.”