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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Sir Alex refused to tackle antics

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson addresses the crowd from an open-top bus at the start of their Barclays Premier League Trophy Parade through Manchester on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson addresses the crowd from an open-top bus at the start of their Barclays Premier League Trophy Parade through Manchester on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Manchester United fans with banners for Sir Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League winners parade through Manchester.
Manchester United fans with banners for Sir Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League winners parade through Manchester.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  A fan displays a tribute shirt to Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A fan displays a tribute shirt to Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

HUNTER Davies describes how Manchester United radically altered the game off the pitch (Comment, May 10).

But, surely Sir Alex Ferguson could have done so much more to change the game on it? He did nothing to discourage his team from behaving in shameful ways – screaming and cheating.

JAMES VICKERS

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