Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that Stoke striker Peter Crouch is constantly guilty of committing fouls, as the Scot fumes over the 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The Premier League champions lost their flawless record at the Britannia, as Nani‘s opener was cancelled out by the former Spurs forward on 52 minutes.
Despite admitting that the England international was a handful, Ferguson questioned the legality of some of the challenges Crouch put in over the 90 minutes.
“He fouls all the time. He gets off with it because of his height but he jumps on top of defenders all the time,”
the Scottish coach told reporters after the game.
“He has been doing that for a long time. Referees know that. Even with the goal he has maybe caught Phil Jones, but he is right above him.
“He is a handful in the air, there is no doubt about that.”
Although the draw means that United’s 100 per cent record is no longer intact, and Chelsea and Manchester City won, Ferguson believes it was a fair result.
“As expected, if they were going to score, it was going to be from a set-piece. They have so many big lads in their team and they do keep you under pressure that way.
“In terms of the attacking part, we showed some good play and maybe should have scored more than the goal we did. A draw is probably a fair result. It is a difficult place to come to.
“We have always done well here, but maybe making the changes we had to unshipped us for parts of the game. I was pleased with the performance. They battled really hard and played like real champions in every sense of the word.”
The result means that Manchester City are now equal on 16 points with The Red Devils, with Chelsea back in third, three points off the pace.
But is this fair comment or just sour grapes from a manager of a team that failed to contain an awkward, but pretty mediocre striker?
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