Sport Soccer

Thursday 21 September 2017

United boss eases health fears

Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United

ALEX FERGUSON has dismissed claims by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan that a "health scare" at the end of May could lead to him retiring next summer.

Ferguson, who was hospitalised after suffering a nose bleed in Glasgow two months ago, insists the incident was of little concern.

"I just took too many flights that week," he said. "I had seven of them in a week. I think it was a bit silly to be flying as much as I did.

"It's not as if it was anything to do with my heart, obviously. When the club doctor explained what he thought, it seemed reasonable to me.

"He said, 'look, you've just done too much flying'. It was things like cabin pressure that play a part. But we are all vulnerable to age, aren't we? There's no question about that.

"It doesn't come without penalties. Maybe that was a way of telling me to slow down a bit in terms of travelling."

Irish Independent

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport