Torres deserved to go, says Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson had little sympathy for Fernando Torres after the Chelsea striker's controversial sending off helped Manchester United end their 10-year wait for a Barclays Premier League win at Stamford Bridge.

Torres was shown a second yellow card for diving in United's highly contentious 3-2 win but replays showed he had actually been fouled by Jonny Evans. And Ferguson rubbed salt into the wound by claiming the striker only had himself to blame and declaring he himself would have stayed on his feet and scored had he still been a player.

"Well, did he intend to dive?" Ferguson said. "Jonny may have just caught him a little bit but you can either carry on running, which he could've done... But he chose to go down. He could've carried on and scored. That's what I can't understand."

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