Sir Alex Ferguson refuses to 'kick Benitez while he's down'

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson prior to kick-off against Everton on February 10, 2013
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Sir Alex Ferguson says that it is 'not his style' to criticise Rafael Benitez following the Chelsea interim manager's outburst.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that he will not criticise Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez following his recent outburst.

The Spaniard came under scrutiny when he hit back at the Blues' fans for not backing the team, and suggested that he was unhappy being named interim manager when he replaced Roberto Di Matteo in November.

"I'm not going to kick anyone when they're lying down," Ferguson said in a press conference. "It's not my style. My concern is the manager of Manchester United and what happens at Chelsea does not affect me."

United take on the Blues in the FA Cup quarter-final this Sunday.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson during his side's match against Norwich on March 2, 2013
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