Alex Ferguson does not believe referee Mark Clattenburg used “inappropriate language” towards Chelsea player John Mikel Obi.
The Blues accused Clattenburg of making a racist remark during their 3-2 defeat by United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. “I don’t believe he would make comments like that,” said Ferguson. “I refuse to believe it. It’s unthinkable.”
Responding to Ferguson’s remarks, Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo said: “He likes to talk about other clubs.”
The former Italy international added: “We tend not to, so I’ll leave it up to him. “It doesn’t really affect me too much to be honest.
“It’s a free country where everybody has the freedom of speech. “We take into consideration what other people say and use this for a motivational tool for ourselves.”
Earlier this week, the Blues made a formal complaint to the Football Association against 37-year-old Clattenburg. The west London club said the complaint was made following a thorough investigation, which they say was led by outside legal counsel and used information from interviews with Blues players and staff.
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