Last Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 12:34
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Chelsea defender David Luiz of engineering the sending off of Rafael.
Rafael became the first United player to be sent off in the Premier League this season after a clash with his compatriot shortly after Juan Mata had given Chelsea the lead with a shot which deflected off Phil Jones.
The two South Americans clashed by the corner flag, with Ferguson claiming Luiz had aimed an elbow at Rafael before the full-back responded by clattering through the back of his compatriot.
Referee Howard Webb wasted no time in brandishing the red card which will mean an automatic three-match ban for Rafael that has effectively ended his season.
But Ferguson was keen to highlight the role of the Chelsea man in the incident.
"Luiz has actually elbowed him twice," said Ferguson.
"It is quite clear on the camera.
"Whether the referee will do anything about it I doubt very much, Howard Webb won't be bothering himself about that.
"Rafael was certainly elbowed, but you know what happens when a player retaliates. He gets punished the most. That is what happened."
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