Sir Alex Ferguson had little sympathy for Fernando Torres after the Chelsea striker's controversial sending off helped Manchester United end its 10-year wait for a English 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
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."
The former Rangers forward added: "I would've never missed that chance. I would've taken it in my time. I would've never gone down.
"But he did go down - that's the issue - and he's already been booked.
"So it's his own fault."
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