Fergie accuses Mancini of badgering referees

May 02, 2012, 06:55 IST | AFP

Red Devils coach Alex Ferguson accused Roberto Mancini of attempting to influence officials after a furious touchline bust-up with the Manchester City boss here on Monday.

Ferguson and Mancini had to be separated during an explosive finger-jabbing confrontation in the 76th minute of a highly charged encounter at Eastlands which saw City take control of the title race with a 1-0 victory.

Ferguson had leapt from his dugout to protest after an ugly challenge from Nigel De Jong on United substitute Danny Welbeck. “Mancini was badgering the ref and the fourth official all game,” Ferguson told the BBC. 

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