What he said. What he probably thought.
Regarding Rooney’s elbow, after the win at Wigan,
I have had a chance to see it. There is nothing in it. Mark Clattenburg saw it. I think he said it was an accident.
Atta boy Mark. Looks like a reliable chap. Might need him next year as these players are awful away from home.
After Clattenburg insisted he’d seen the incident,
The rules are straight and clearly there. Mark Clattenburg dealt with it, he spoke to the player and gave the free-kick to Wigan. That was the end of the story.
The one person who comes out with great credit is the referee himself as he was obviously under tremendous pressure, probably from the Football Association and from the media, which we expected. It’s over with.
Hmmm, the lad has guts to stand by a shocking decision. It’s a rare quality. I can bully the media but anyone I sign will still need such a thick skin. Howard can’t do it all on his own. Perhaps it’s time to get him some help.
After the Chelsea game on the penalty,
The penalty kick was so soft. Deary me.
If I can turn Martin, Wayne will be unstoppable.
On the Luiz tackle,
It was incredible. Even before that he’d done Chicharito off the ball. He’d done him late. Nothing done, the referee’s in front of it. He does Rooney clear as day, (the referee is) six yards from it, he doesn’t do anything. That changed the game. These are decisions that change the game. And he’s going to be refereeing every week.
That’s as good as Clattenburg if not better. If he can do it to Wayne in this manner just imagine how great he will be when he’s on our side. Wonder what it will take to pinch him from the Blues. It will certainly be cheaper to get these two than half a dozen new players.
On Chelsea’s title hopes,
If they get decisions like tonight then it can change everything. They got a lot of decisions tonight that surprised me.
I thought I made it clear to Riley that our biggest competitive advantage cannot be shared with anyone else. Martin showed real class but how dare he do it against us. If it happens again we’ll be in trouble. Where’s Riley, I must tear him a new one. That’s the only way these people will learn.