London, Sep 24(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he fails to understand the process of calculating added time.
The issue was raised after the Manchester Derby on Sunday, where Manchester City manager Mark Hughes was furious after Man substitute Michael Owen scored the winner long after the four added minutes had elapsed.
"I've given up trying to understand how the fourth official and referee work out added time. I'm sure there is method in their madness," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.
"The big issue in the derby centered on the time added on with nearly seven minutes on top of normal play. However infuriating it is when it goes against you, we managers have to get on with it," he added.
Ferguson further consoled Hughes and City by saying that it was all part of the game and his team has nothing to apologise for what happened.
"I understand the frustration of Mark Hughes as the manager on the receiving end of a very late goal. But, City had the better of the first half and we battered them after the break," Ferguson said.(ANI)