It’s been something of a strained week for Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United manager has had to deal with one of his worst days as the Red Devils gaffer, the 6-1 thrashing in the Manchester derby, and he won’t have enjoyed the last few days as a result.
There’s no doubt that the famous Fergie hairdryer would have been in action last Sunday at Old Trafford, but Sir Alex would have been encouraged by their performance against Aldershot, albeit a lower league team, in the Carling Cup as they won 3-0.
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