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Sir Alex on agents
The Guardian, November 20th, 2009 1PM

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Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson says today's players are "cocooned" by agents, who have gotten increasingly bolder: "I had an agent phone me up - we had a young boy, got in the England Under-21s, and his agent phoned the next day and said, 'I think it's time we sat down and talked about a new contract for the boy.' He'd played for England once. But to his mind that demanded a new contract. I said, 'Well, let's see how he plays for Manchester United.'"

 

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