Fergie: Luck evens out over season

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists that lucky breaks even themselves out over the course of a season.

Patrick Vieira has claimed that United, along with most major clubs in Spain and Italy, benefited from favourable decisions on home soil. The argument has been reignited following Michael Oliver's failure to award Fulham a last-minute penalty at Old Trafford on Monday for Michael Carrick's clumsy challenge on Danny Murphy.

Ferguson accepts United - who won the game 1-0 - were lucky with that one. He said: "From the referee's position, I can see why he didn't give a penalty when Danny Murphy was brought down."

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