When Merseyside referee Foy booked the wrong Man U player

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London, Oct. 29 (ANI): Though Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has admitted that referee Chris Foy was correct to show striker Gary Neville a red card in the Carling Cup win at Barnsley, it has also emerged the Merseyside official dropped a clanger in booking Brazilian full-back Fabio da Silva instead of his twin brother Rafael.

The United duo were both involved in an 83rd-minute challenge on Barnsley's Jamal Campbell-Ryce, The Sun reports.

And Foy brandished the yellow card at Fabio, when it was his brother who committed the offence.

United have now contacted the FA to point out the case of mistaken identity, saving Fabio - sent off in the third-round win over Wolves - from another caution.

Fergie has also hit out at claims he does not treat the Carling Cup seriously, insisting it has played a massive part in United's success.

Ferguson, with two wins in the last three years, said: "While obviously you don't quite rank it alongside the Premier League or Champions League, I certainly regard it as an extremely valuable tool in our club's strategy. (ANI)

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