Extra security due to Ferguson presence at Deepdale.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s presence at Deepdale for Monday’s FA Cup fifth round game against Manchester United is set to spark increased security as it is feared Preston fans could target the former Old Trafford boss, according to the Daily Telegraph.
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Their anger dates back to 2010 when the Scot’s son Darren Ferguson was sacked by the club, leading United to recall a number of loan players almost straight away, which did not help their bid to fight relegation to League One, where they have remained ever since.
Ferguson is now a club ambassador for United and watches a number of games, and he will be under extra supervision for this particular trip.
United have not played a competitive game at Deepdale since 1972, but it is the third consecutive round in which the Red Devils have drawn lower league opposition in the cup this season.