LONDON - Alex Ferguson has wished referee Lee Mason good luck in tomorrow's League Cup tie between Manchester United and Chelsea, just three days after their fiery Stamford Bridge soccer clash ended in controversy.
The fallout from United's thrilling victory on Monday is set to continue beyond tomorrow's game, when the English Premier League's top two will meet for the second time in a week.
Roberto Di Matteo's side have accused referee Mark Clattenburg of using inappropriate language towards their players during Chelsea's 3-2 defeat, prompting the Football Association to launch an investigation.
The Metropolitan Police are also looking at how a steward was injured as United celebrated Javier Hernandez's controversial 75th-minute winner.
"Good luck to the referee," said Ferguson when asked if he had a message for Mason.
All eyes will be on the man with the whistle after Clattenburg dismissed Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres on Sunday before allowing Hernandez's goal to stand despite the United striker appearing to be offside.
It is expected to be another hot-blooded clash, although both teams will make changes to their starting line-ups.