THAT WAS A REFIN’ JOKE! AVB slams Man United ‘offside’ goals
ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has complained to referees’ chief Mike Riley about the performance of the officials in Chelsea’s Premier League defeat at Manchester United.
Villas-Boas is still smarting at the manner of his first loss in charge of the Blues and his first defeat in a league game for 17 months.
Chelsea fell 2-0 behind at Old Trafford on Sunday to goals which replays showed should not have stood as both scorers had been offside, with United eventually running out 3-1 winners.
Villas-Boas said: “Very, very unhappy with a poor performance from the referees, which in the end had a decisive role in the result – and I don’t take it very, very lightly.
“You expect the linesman to do his job. I already went further ahead with the situation by speaking to the correct people.”
Villas-Boas added: “We all feel very, very down when the referee had such an impact on the result.”
Chelsea were also let down by their own wastefulness in front of goal, with Fernando Torres producing one of the worst misses in Premier League history.
Villas-Boas refused to comment on his £50million striker’s state of mind, saying: “It’s not a question about an individual player.
“I’m very, very happy with how the team responded.
“Everybody is strong and with the correct frame of mind.”