MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Sir Alex Ferguson manager of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Manchester United and Marseille at Old Trafford on March 15, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
The FA have handed down a five game ban to Sir Alex Ferguson after comments he made about Martin Atkinson following Manchester United's 2-1 defeat away to Chelsea on the 1st of March. He was also fined £30,000.
You want a fair referee, or a strong referee anyway - and we didn't get that. I must say, when I saw who the referee was I feared it. I feared the worst.
Technically, Ferguson was only hit with a three game ban, plus the two games that were suspended from last season when he questioned referee Alan Wiley's fitness. The ban does not start until the 22nd of March, so he will be in the dugout for Saturday's game against Bolton.