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Saturday 20 December 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 manager Sir Alex Ferguson (right) addresses the crowd during the Barclays Premier League winners parade through Manchester.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson makes his way to the bus ahead of 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: Sir Alex Ferguson waves to fans as he arrives for the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Sir Alex Ferguson waves to fans as he arrives for the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Sir Alex Ferguson adresses the crowd on the open topped bus outside Old Trafford 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: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and chief-executive David Gill celebrate during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson pats Paul Scholes on the back 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: Players appear on the open topped bus outside Old Trafford 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: Players appear on the open topped bus outside Old Trafford 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: Fans display a tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson outside Old Trafford 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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