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Martin Atkinson to referee Chelsea v Manchester United clash
Published : 04 Nov 2009 22:55:57
Ferguson has admitted a charge of improper conduct for his comments on referee Alan Wiley's fitness recently and could face a fine or a touchline ban from the Football Association. In March 2008, the manager was given a severe warning by the FA after criticising Atkinson and the Premier League head of referees, Keith Hackett, after United lost 1-0 to Portsmouth. Related ArticlesWho is ready to step into Rio Ferdinand's boots for England?Sport on televisionMan United will not pursue AkinfeevFerguson blasts referee for booking FletcherFerguson was furious after Atkinson failed to award his side a penalty, but gave Portsmouth one and sent off United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. Ferguson accused Hackett of failing to take action against underperforming officials.