ALEX Ferguson still refuses to have anything to do with the BBC. This season it was expected that Man Utd’s manager would finally end his self-imposed boycott of the corporation, which he once accused of “breathtaking arrogance”. The stand-off resulted when, in 2004, BBC show ‘Panorama’ aired an investigation into Fergie’s son Darren, currently the manager of Preston North End, but working as a football agent at the time. Ferguson senior branded the documentary ‘nonsense’.
After Man Utd’s 2-2 draw at Fulham on Sunday, Fergie was a no-show for his post-match interview with Match of the Day, which under new Premier League rules (made to force United’s boss to end his boycott), he is obliged to give. He will be fined for refusing to turn up – he sends assistant manager Mike Phelan instead – but we’re talking