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Sir Alex's tickets scalped

Manchester United tickets assigned to Coach Alex Ferguson fell into the hands of scalpers, it was discovered by a covert police operation into illegal activities on match days around Old Trafford.

A total of 16 tickets printed with Ferguson's name were uncovered. Ferguson -- who is not suspected of any wrong-doing -- said he had given the tickets to acquaintances and had no knowledge of the illegal operation.

The revelations emerged at Trafford magistrates court, at which the scalpers were slapped with fines and banning orders.

Read the whole story at Manchester Evening News »

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