Alex Ferguson http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27147/all en Soccer-Ferguson asked to clarify comments after Spurs game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-ferguson-asked-clarify-comments-after-spurs-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been asked by the FA for his observations in relation to comments he made about officials after Tottenham Hotspur's late equaliser against the Premier League leaders on Sunday, an FA spokesman said on Monday.</p> <p>Ferguson berated assistant referee Simon Beck for not giving his side a penalty following a foul on striker Wayne Rooney, an incident that could have given the visitors a good chance of taking a 2-0 lead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-ferguson-asked-clarify-comments-after-spurs-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in Scotland Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:15:22 +0000 5737419 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Berbatov returns to Old Trafford as 'best player' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-berbatov-returns-old-trafford-best-player <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANCHESTER, England, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Dimitar Berbatov returns to Old Trafford this weekend having finally been hailed by Alex Ferguson as the club's "best player" although the team in question is Fulham rather than Manchester United.</p> <p>The Bulgarian striker, who left Old Trafford in August after four years where he struggled to hold down a regular starting spot despite the odd moment of brilliance and 48 league goals, faces his old team on Saturday in the FA Cup fourth round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-berbatov-returns-old-trafford-best-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:30:35 +0000 5739392 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-United manager Ferguson calls De Gea critics "idiots" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-united-manager-ferguson-calls-de-gea-critics-idiots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has rounded on critics of goalkeeper David De Gea, calling them "idiots".</p> <p>The 22-year-old Spaniard was lambasted for failing to deal with a cross that led to an injury-time equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw.</p> <p>"It's been over the top. It is always over the top when it comes to criticism here," Ferguson, whose team face Fulham in the FA Cup on Saturday, was quoted as saying on the BBC. "You have to listen to some idiots in the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-united-manager-ferguson-calls-de-gea-critics-idiots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in Scotland Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:45:03 +0000 5739816 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ferguson charged over linesman comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-ferguson-charged-over-linesman-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after criticising a match official following his side's Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur.</p> <p>Ferguson was angered by linesman Simon Beck's decision not to award a penalty to his side after Wayne Rooney was brought down in the area while United led 1-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-ferguson-charged-over-linesman-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in Scotland Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:00:28 +0000 5741122 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Jones not fazed by England demotion -- Ferguson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-jones-not-fazed-england-demotion-ferguson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has no issues with Phil Jones dropping into the England under-21 squad, but admits players can sometimes struggle with the demotion.</p> <p>Jones, 20, was included in Roy Hodgson's squad for Euro 2012 and has won five full international caps.</p> <p>But he has been selected in Stuart Pearce's under-21 squad for next week's friendly with Sweden and could be involved in this year's Under-21 European Championship.</p> <p>The United manager is surprised Jones has been included in the junior group, but has no concerns about the player's reaction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-jones-not-fazed-england-demotion-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:30:24 +0000 5742833 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fergie requests FA hearing after denying charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-fergie-requests-fa-hearing-after-denying-charge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alex Ferguson has requested a Football Association hearing after denying a misconduct charge over his controversial criticism of a linesman following Manchester United's recent draw at Tottenham.</p> <p>United manager Ferguson was hit with the FA charge after slamming assistant referee Simon Beck in the immediate aftermath of the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane last month.</p> <p>Ferguson was angry United weren't given a penalty for a foul on Wayne Rooney midway through the second half and Tottenham went on to snatch a late equaliser.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-fergie-requests-fa-hearing-after-denying-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:45:14 +0000 5743328 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-United manager Ferguson denies misconduct charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-united-manager-ferguson-denies-misconduct-charge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson faces a Football Association hearing and a possible touchline ban after denying a charge of misconduct on Friday.</p> <p>Ferguson was charged on Tuesday for comments he made about linesman Simon Beck after his side's 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur last month.</p> <p>In a TV interview after the Premier League match, Ferguson described the performance of Beck as "shocking" after the official decided not to flag for a penalty when Wayne Rooney thought he had been fouled in the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-united-manager-ferguson-denies-misconduct-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in Scotland Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:47:12 +0000 5743352 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fergie surprised by Beckham's PSG move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-fergie-surprised-beckhams-psg-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alex Ferguson admits he was surprised to see his former Manchester United star David Beckham sign for Paris St Germain.</p> <p>Beckham had been looking for a new club since leaving LA Galaxy in November and snubbed interest from several Premier League clubs and other lucrative offers from around the world to join the French outfit on transfer deadline day.</p> <p>Ferguson didn't think Beckham would come back to the Premier League as the boyhood United fan had previously said he could never play for another English club.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-fergie-surprised-beckhams-psg-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Human Interest AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:15:04 +0000 5743501 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ferguson criticises FA for confidentiality breach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/football-ferguson-criticises-fa-confidentiality-breach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Friday criticised the Football Association for breach of confidentiality after England under-21 coach Stuart Pearce revealed that Phil Jones had shingles.</p> <p>Earlier this week, Pearce said Jones would miss the friendly clash with Sweden as he was suffering from shingles, annoying Ferguson, who reacted angrily last September after England senior team coach Roy Hodgson said Ashley Young had a knee problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/football-ferguson-criticises-fa-confidentiality-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Business Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:30:48 +0000 5749909 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ferguson fined for linesman comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-ferguson-fined-linesman-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was fined 12,000 pounds ($18,800) by the Football Association (FA) on Friday for comments he made about a linesman, but avoided a touchline ban.</p> <p>Ferguson had been charged with misconduct after describing linesman Simon Beck's performance as "shocking" when he failed to flag for a penalty after Wayne Rooney was brought down in the area in United's 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-ferguson-fined-linesman-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in Scotland Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:47:46 +0000 5750134 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ferguson fined over linesman criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/football-ferguson-fined-over-linesman-criticism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been fined for misconduct after implying that a linesman was biased during the club's recent match with Tottenham, the Football Association said on Friday.</p> <p>The governing body said an independent regulatory commission had ordered the Old Trafford boss to pay 12,000 pounds ($19,000, 14,000 euros) for his post-match comments about assistant referee Simon Beck on January 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/football-ferguson-fined-over-linesman-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in Scotland Football in the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:50:31 +0000 5750142 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: United have title in sights, says Fergie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-united-have-title-sights-says-fergie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alex Ferguson admits the destiny of the Premier League title is in Manchester United's hands after they opened up a commanding 12-point lead over Manchester City with a 2-0 win against Everton.</p> <p>Following City's defeat at Southampton on Saturday, Ferguson reversed an earlier plan to rest key players ahead of Wednesday's Champions League trip to Real Madrid and put out his strongest line-up on Sunday, with the exception of defender Rio Ferdinand who watched from the stands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-united-have-title-sights-says-fergie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Entertainment Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:45:20 +0000 5752212 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-I never thought Ronaldo would get so many goals - Ferguson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-i-never-thought-ronaldo-would-get-so-many-goals-ferguson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid displays have come as something of a surprise to former boss Alex Ferguson who described his form as "phenomenal" on the eve of Manchester United's Champions League tie at Real Madrid.</p> <p>Portugal forward Ronaldo, sold by United for a world record fee of 94 million euros ($126.57 million) in 2009, faces his old club for the first time in Wednesday's last-16 first leg tie.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-i-never-thought-ronaldo-would-get-so-many-goals-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:59:52 +0000 5754386 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ferguson says patience key to United youth policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/football-ferguson-says-patience-key-united-youth-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United are reaping the benefit of showing patience with the club's young, developing players.</p> <p>Goalscorer Danny Welbeck, defender Jonny Evans and, in particular, young Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea were all outstanding performers in United's impressive 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid in midweek.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/football-ferguson-says-patience-key-united-youth-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:52:50 +0000 5756539 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Jones faces fitness race to make Real return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-jones-faces-fitness-race-make-real-return-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alex Ferguson revealed on Thursday that Manchester United defender Phil Jones has only a slim chance of being fit for his side's decisive Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.</p> <p>Jones suffered an ankle injury during Monday's FA Cup win over Reading and Ferguson admitted the England international will miss Saturday's trip to QPR and faces a battle to recover in time for the last 16 second leg clash against Jose Mourinho's Madrid on March 5.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-jones-faces-fitness-race-make-real-return-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Technology AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:02:37 +0000 5762005 at http://www.globalpost.com