Rooney warned over '12th man' slur but Fergie is let off for Chelsea rant

09 November 2009 11:06
The FA have warned Wayne Rooney about his future conduct after he appeared to mouth '12th man' to a TV camera following Manchester United's defeat at Chelsea.

The United and England striker, who was booked for dissent after the home side scored the only goal of the game, seemed to express his dissatisfaction at the match officials as he left theStamford Bridge pitch.

However, his manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not face any action over his criticism of match referee Martin Atkinson.

Blue day: Chelsea's John Terry and Frank Lampard celebrate the winning goal, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson livid (below)

Ranting and raving: Sir Alex Ferguson remonstrates with the fourth official

Ferguson claimed Nicolas Anelka's winner - originally claimed by John Terry -should not have been allowed by Atkinson, insisting thefree-kick which led to it was wrongly given AND Didier Drogba fouledWes Brown as Anelka scored.

The United boss said he is losing his faith in refereeing.

It is understood however the FA are not planning to take any actionagainst the United manager as he did not question the referee'sintegrity or claim there was any bias.

Atkinson awarded a free-kick for Darren Fletcher's challenge onAshley Cole and Wes Brown appeared to be impeded as Frank Lampard'sdelivery was turned into the net by John Terry.

Ferguson said afterwards: 'Clearly, Darren Fletcher's won the ball -Ashley Cole's never touched and has jumped up in the air - and then(Didier) Drogba's pulled Brown to the ground for the goal.

'The referee's position to make the decision was absolutelyridiculous - he can't see anything. He's got a Chelsea player (JoeCole) standing right in front of him - and he doesn't even move.

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