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Man Utd defend Ferguson absence

23 Sep 2010 07:46:47

Man Utd defend Ferguson absence

Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan has defended Sir Alex Ferguson's absence during their 5-2 Carling Cup third round victory at Scunthorpe.Ferguson missed only his third match since becoming United manager in 1986 to watch Valencia in Spain, their next opponents in the Champions League. "We put a big value on the Carling Cup," said Phelan. "We've never set out to demean the competition. "It's important we prepare properly for the Valencia game and look at them." Phelan added: "Va.... read more


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