Last Updated: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:51
Patrick Vieira has launched a second volley at Manchester United by claiming they get preferential treatment from referees.
Last week, Vieira suggested United's decision to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement during the January transfer window smacked of desperation. That claim brought a stinging response from Sir Alex Ferguson, who claimed Roberto Mancini was the desperate one for choosing to select Carlos Tevez, a player the City manager previously stated would never appear for the club again.
In the wake of Michael Oliver's refusal to give Fulham a last-minute penalty at Old Trafford on Monday evening that could have denied United two crucial points in the Barclays Premier League title race, Vieira has laid bare his belief that the Red Devils get preferential treatment.
"When United play at home they get some advantages that other teams don't get," Vieira told BBC Sport.
"When you go to United, Madrid, Barcelona, or Milan, it's always difficult for the referee to go against these kind of teams.
"This is the way it is. It's something the teams who are used to winning get all the time, so we need to win games so we have this advantage in the future."
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