Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Fergie rap for Worthy

Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a swipe at Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington, telling him to keep his nose out of Manchester United’s affairs.

The Northern Ireland boss made comments about United defender Jonny Evans making himself available for selection for his country ahead of the vital World Cup qualifiers next week, despite admitting his ankle injury required surgery.

While Worthington didn’t appear to say anything out of line, Fergie was less than amused and said it was not for Worthington to say when Manchester United players needed to have operations.

Worthington is fully in support of Evans’ decision to play against Poland and Slovakia before going under the knife.

“It's completely Jonny's call. I'm not going to get into a battle with Sir Alex [Ferguson],” said Worthington.

“The heath of the player must come first. Jonny rang me to say that he may need an operation but he wants to try and battle through until after the internationals.”

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