posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 03:05 PM
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has sidestepped the soup-throwing row that erupted after Sunday's 2-0 win over Arsenal at Old
While Gill refused to comment on reports that Sir Alex Ferguson had soup thrown over him by an Arsenal player in the aftermath of the Gunners' first
defeat in 50 Premiership games, it is understood the story is true.
Ferguson was confronted in the players' tunnel immediately after the game and was forced to change out of his suit into a tracksuit to conduct
post-game TV interviews.
"I have no comment to make on the story," Gill told BBC Radio 5 Live.
However, privately United are still considering whether to take the matter further, although it seems certain the Football Association will demand
eye-witness accounts anyway and a charge could be levelled if the perpetrator can be identified.
The incident is one of a number the FA may find themselves investigating over the next few days.
The governing body are certain to look into Arsene Wenger's post-game criticism of referee Mike Riley, whom he accused of favouring United by awarding
them 'their usual penalty', which Ruud van Nistelrooy converted.