Martinez denies Fergie attack

28 October 2009 01:40
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has 'categorically denied' that he claimed Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had too much power.[LNB] Comments attributed to the Spaniard appeared in a newspaper in his homeland in which he suggested that the Football Association were afraid to punish the Red Devils boss.[LNB]Martinez was also reported to have claimed that Ferguson had other Premier League managers - including Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce - on his side in his battles with Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.[LNB]But the Wigan boss insists he never made any comments about Ferguson and released a statement through the League Managers' Association.[LNB]Categorically deniedThe statement read: "Wigan Athletic manager, Roberto Martinez, has today categorically denied making the comments about Sir Alex Ferguson that have been attributed to him in a number of media reports. [LNB]"Martinez has referred the matter to the League Managers Association."[LNB]Ferguson found himself in hot water with the FA over his criticism of referee Alan Wiley's fitness in the wake of the home draw with Sunderland earlier this month.[LNB]The Old Trafford supremo has admitted to the charge of improper conduct and has asked for a personal hearing.[LNB]

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