Welbeck injury adds to United woes
Danny Welbeck sparked an England Euro 2012 worry when he left the Etihad Stadium wearing a protective boot on his ankle last night.
Welbeck was caught by a nasty challenge from Nigel de Jong in the second-half of UNited's 1-0 defeat, which sparked a furious touchline row between Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini. It is not known whether he sustained the injury in that incident.
Ferguson, not happy with De Jong's challenge, nor the manner in which Mancini was talking to fourth official Mike Jones, said: "He refereed the game. "He was out on that touchline the whole game haranguing the referee, the fourth official and the linesmen.
"The minute I come off the bench for bad tackle by De Jong on Welbeck, he was out again. He can't have it both ways. He's been complaining about referees this season but he won't be complaining now that's for sure."
Ferguson will have no doubts where United lost their Barclays Premier League title if City win their next two games.
"You can look back at all sorts of games but you've got to look at the Everton one," he said. "That was a ridiculous performance for the last seven minutes to lose two goals. That's maybe cost us the league."