There are all sorts of ways to relax before a big match. And there are few things football folk like more than a day at the races.
Just 48 hours before his Manchester United team take on neighbours City in their eagerly awaited derby, Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed a visit to Doncaster.
Sharing a few laughs: Sir Alex Ferguson and Frankie Dettori at Doncaster
Ferguson travelled to South Yorkshire after watching his men train in the morning.
He was there to watch his horse Young Freddie compete in the opening race of the afternoon. The horse failed to show though, as the favourite Gregorian claimed victory.
Getting ready for the big match: Ferguson and his fitness coach Tony during a Manchester United training session at Carrington on Friday morning
The 69-year-old Scot took time to share a few thoughts and laughs with one of racing's most famous faces, Frankie Dettori.
Ferguson, who will celebrate 25 years as United boss next month, will soon turn his attention back to football, and the most important match of the domestic season so far.
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