Giggs: Ref Made A Mistake

Last updated : 06 December 2007 By Sam

The United winger was convinced that referee Rob Styles had made a mistake in not awarding a spot kick when Christiano Ronaldo appeared to be upended by Fulham keeper Antti Niemi during the 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

"It was hard for the referee because it happened so quickly, but because Ronnie was running so fast the ref had to make a split-second decision. I think because there was no contact, he didn't give a penalty, but Ronnie tried to avoid the keeper.

"But Niemi tried to stop Ronnie and his arm has followed his leg, so everyone thought it was a penalty. I think when the ref sees it again he'll realise he made a mistake."

"I think Ronnie had that reputation when he first came here, but that's gone now. Ronaldo scores all types of goals. He's on fire for us at the moment and obviously scoring all the goals."