Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany deserved his red card in the two sides' FA Cup third round tie.
"It was a two-footed tackle," Ferguson told ITV Sport. "I think it was a red card, absolutely - I've seen him do it before.
"Maybe he's got off with it in the past, but we're lucky because if he makes contact with Nani, he's got a problem.
"It would have been a real bad one. I think the referee was right in that instance."
City have since confirmed that they will appeal Kompany's dismissal.