Scot calls Blues defender’s actions unprofessional.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was highly critical of Chelsea defender David Luiz after the Brazilian had appeared to get his compatriot Rafael sent off during Sunday’s Premier League showdown at Old Trafford.
The United full back was shown a straight red card for aiming a wild hack at the Blues centre back late on in the west London club’s 1-0 win that very much keeps alive their hopes of finishing the season in the top four of the Premier League.
However, following the right back’s dismissal, United’s first in the top flight since defender Jonny Evans saw red against Manchester City at Old Trafford in the Premier League in late 2011, Luiz was seen smiling while also writhing around in agony on the turf.
And after the full-time whistle Ferguson, who had just watched his team fail to score at home in the league for the first time since Aston Villa won 1-0 in the north west in Dec 2010, was hugely critical of Luiz’s actions.
“[Rafael] retaliates but [Luiz] quite clearly elbows him twice,” Ferguson told the BBC.
“He then rolls about like a dying swan, and that convinces the referee. He was smiling. That is bad.
“What kind of professional is that?”