Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a selection dilemma when it comes to choosing his most in-form referee after Mark Halsey turned in a blinder during his side’s 2-1 win at Anfield yesterday.
Halsey’s storming performance means that Howard Webb’s first-team place is under threat.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted, “The referee was outstanding for United today. We couldn’t handle him.”
“Our players gave everything but when you come up against a referee in that sort of form there’s little anyone can do.”
“If Halsey stays fit, United could go the whole season unbeaten.”
Mark Halsey plays blinder
Sir Alex Ferguson was unhappy with his players’ performances but was grateful to Halsey for coming through on the big occasion.
Ferguson grumbled, “We were very poor but there was one man who really showed he’s earned the shirt.”
“And I’m obviously not talking about Nani.”
“People have been critical of our squad but we’ve shown today we’ve got a real match-winner in Mark Halsey.”
“I hope Howard Webb’s taking notes.”