Date: 17th July 2010 at 12:03pm
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One of the most shocking moments of the last World Cup was when the French refused to train.

Having witnessed the expulsion of Nicolas Anelka from the squad, due to a foul mouthed outburst directed at the national coach, a vote was held and the players decreed they`d not be training the following day.

It`s an action that Sir Alex, speaking to the North American media, has refused to condone, remarking,

“I`ve spoken to him (Evra). They made a decision, which I think they all regret now in not training.”

“It was a terrible decision. It wasn`t an individual decision, it was a collective one which, as captain, he took to the coach.”

“And because of that the rebound effect has been very much on Patrice`s shoulders.”


Can you imagine if a similar scenario ever happened at Old Trafford? The hairdryer treatment would be the least of their worries I suspect!

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