Date: 1st May 2012 at 4:32pm
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I`d guess I`m not alone when it comes to inferring that one of the highlights of last night was when Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini almost went toe-to-toe.

With the pressure getting to them it seemed the two esteemed gentlemen were about to engage in a touch of the Queensbury Rules before being pulled apart by their respective background teams.

Afterwards, as you might guess, both had differing views on the fracas and the reasons behind it with Sir Alex remarking about Mancini,

“He was badgering the referee all the time. The minute I got out there, he was up again.”

“He was complaining about the referees the other week – he can`t be complaining tonight that`s for sure.”


Whilst Mancini responded,

“Him no? He doesn`t talk to the referee to try to get decisions never.”

Thankfully, calm was restored and the pair did shake hands after the final whistle, But, if a fight had of broken out then Sir Alex would have been right up against it as all followers of the art of pugilism know you rarely get the verdict against an Italian in his own backyard unless you knock him out!



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