Alan Pardew wants FA action against Robin van Persie
Manchester United were comfortable 3-0 winners at St James’ Park on Sunday, with goals from Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra and Tom Cleverley helping the Red Devils move to second place in the Premier League.
October 7th, 2012
Robin van Persie started in attack alongside Wayne Rooney, with the Dutchman incurring the wrath of Alan Pardew after a clash with Yohan Cabaye which appeared to indicate the United forward had elbowed the Frenchman.
He said: “He has looked at Yohan and he has elbowed him, and I think that perhaps needs to be looked at, if I am honest.
“There’s a bit of history from last year and I don’t know if Robin has been caught up in that, but that was just a little bit unsavoury.
“I actually thought Yohan wouldn’t have gone down if he hadn’t done something.
“I didn’t see it myself, but I have obviously seen it on the replay and it looks like he has looked at him and put his elbow there.”
Van Persie could potentially receive a three-game ban for the incident although it was a day of celebration for Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson was in a jubilant mood afterwards.
The Scot said: “It was a great result. To come here and win 3-0 against a very powerful, aggressive Newcastle team, you have to really perform and make sure you keep control of the game, and I think we did that most of the time.”