Sir Alex Ferguson against more technology in football

Manchester United's Scottish former manager Alex Ferguson takes his place in the stands before kick off of the English Premier League football match betwee
Image: Sir Alex Ferguson: The Scot clashed with referees over his managerial career

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed football would become a "shambles" if more technology was introduced.

Goal-line technology has been praised for helping referees since it was brought in last season.

But the former Manchester United manager believes using TV replays would disrupt the flow of the game and undermine the officials in charge.

"Technology will advance the game, I suppose, but you can't have too many things because then it takes a lot of power away from the referees at which case it becomes a bit of a shambles because the game is stop-start, stop-start and you cannot have that," the Scot told New York radio station SiriusXM FC.

"Goal-line technology is fine. Let's just leave it there.

"I don't think you can introduce it for things they are talking about like free-kicks, or yellow and red cards.

"I think it becomes really difficult."

It comes after FA chairman Greg Dyke called for instant replays to be trialled to help referees in decisions over goals, red cards and penalties.

His calls were backed by Premier League referees' chief Mike Riley after Neil Swarbrick apologised for wrongly red-carding Gareth McAuley in West Brom's 3-0 loss at Manchester City last month when team-mate Craig Dawson should have been dismissed instead.

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