Date: 8th May 2006 at 9:13pm
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Alan Curbishley ended his 15 years at Charlton with a right thumping at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson had presented him with a couple of return tickets to New Zealand a bit earlier.

Curbishley: ‘Halfway though the first half, I wish I could have gone a bit further than New Zealand.

‘Sir Alex also gave me a special bottle of red. He should make it two for the four points we took off Liverpool.

‘Whenever I speak to Sir Alex he always talks about the enthusiasm he has for the job.

‘He still has a couple of challenges on his mind. He wants to build another great side.

‘I think Chelsea’s dominance over the last couple of years has spurred him into action.’