Man United Boss Ends BBC Ban: Sir Alex Ferguson Agrees to Ending Seven Year Feud

Old Trafford boss mellowing with age?

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed to lift his ban on talking to the BBC.

Ferguson began his boycott of the broadcaster in 2004 after it made allegations against his son, Jason, in a TV documentary.

Thursday’s announcement follows a meeting between Sir Alex and the BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson, and BBC North director Peter Salmon.

United’s next game is against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.


I wouldn’t want to be the first person who interviews Sir Alex after this long running feud, especially if it coincides with a poor performance/result/refereeing decision. This is good news though as the Man United boss is always entertaining and is a character the game needs to have in front of the screen/radio mic.

That said, Mike Phelan was always a fairly decent go to guy who was always ready to give an honest assessment of matches in post game interviews.

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