Ferguson blames 'typical German' attitude of Bayern players for defeat

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London, Apr 8 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson has blamed 'typical German' attitude of Bayern Munich players for the ouster of Manchester United from Champions League after a red card sunk the Old Trafford side.

Manchester United surrendered a 3-0 lead to be knocked out by Bayern Munich. The German club's 3-2 defeat here eliminated United on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw.

Ferguson blamed this defeat on the red card shown to United defender Rafael. "They got him sent off - everyone ran towards the referee. Typical Germans. There is no doubt it was a key moment. It was never a sending-off. There's no way they would have won if we'd had 11 men."

Bayern's Ivica Olic pulled one back before the break, Rafael saw red card on 50 minutes, then ex-Chelsea winger Robben volleyed the clincher with 16 minutes to go.

"It was a tremendous hit by Robben. But I don't think the best team won over the two legs," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.

Rooney was on the end of some rough treatment from Bayern's defenders.

Ferguson said: "We expected them to target Wayne's injury but it is up to the ref to stop that. He had a couple of challenges and got a burst blood vessel.

"We took a risk. Now we will have to look at the situation again. I do not think the problem is serious but we will give him more treatment." (ANI)

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