Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back over Owen Coyle's assertion that Nemanja Vidic committed a 'terrible tackle' on Johan Elmander at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.
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But Ferguson was quick to defend his man. "What is the old saying about people in glass houses?" he countered. "When Nemanja Vidic came off at half-time he had a lump on his head the size of an egg, his cheek was swollen and he had a black eye."
It had already been suggested Vidic would not face an FA charge because referee Martin Atkinson had a clear view and was looking directly at the incident.
That has proved to be the case, not that Ferguson had any fears about a player he felt produced the best central defensive performance in the world at the weekend.
"I didn't see them all but I know it was," said the Scot. "It was the best central defensive performance I have seen for years.
"I would have been amazed if the FA had charged him because clearly, his eyes were on the ball. There was no intent there whatsoever. I don't think he knew an opponent was there or who it was."