Fergie laughs off ref influence
Sir Alex Ferguson says it is "laughable" to suggest he influenced refs and is delighted to see Wayne Rooney find form for Manchester United. Comments from former official Mark Halsey this week, in which he referred to having a "good relationship" with the Scot, led to claims Ferguson may have had undue influence during his long stay in charge of United. Ferguson denied any wrongdoing, though, and said the extent of his relationship with Halsey had been to support him during his battle with cancer.
Ferguson was no stranger to fallings out with officials during his time in the dugout, and added: "The laughable part for me was how I influenced the refereeing fraternity. "This is a guy who has the worst record of any manager in the history of English football, fined £100,000 by them, suspended so many times, that's some influence, I must say.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Teamtalk.comSimilar Stories