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Second-Guessing Sir Alex
Telegraph, July 18th, 2008 2:30PM

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With little or no action on European soccer fields right now, and with transfer talk at unprecedented levels of exhaustion, a short piece in the London-based Daily Telegraph illustrates another favored method of British journalists for filling space on a slow news day. Take any given incident from the previous 24-hour news cycle, and second-guess the reaction of some connected party.

Charles Carrick takes the non-story of Cristiano Ronaldo having been photographed on crutches in an L.A. nightclub, and then grants himself exclusive media access to the brain of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. "Images of Ronaldo in a dazzling white suit hobbling between star-studded engagements were splashed across tabloid newspapers, and Ferguson will be dismayed at some of the reports of how his prized possession is spending his free time."

The reader imagines Sir Alex reading the papers at breakfast and smashing his fist into a bowl of cornflakes and hurling coffee cups across the kitchen (okay, maybe not completely out of the question). All this is part of a "double setback" for Ferguson apparently caused by his former captain Roy Keane musing that if Ronaldo comes to training and doesn't put in much effort, then his manager will be displeased and might be prompted to sell him. Will Sir Alex ever recover from these crushing blows?

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