Fergie backs Giggs as manager

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Ryan Giggs to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United.

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Sir Alex Ferguson will be honoured with a special award to mark the 60th anniversary of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show

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Fergie's book to be "updated"

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Sir Alex Ferguson's updated autobiography, featuring new material, will be released in paperback on 23 October. More: http://t.co/AftQ5WLd7o

An updated release of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography is expected to reveal his views on David Moyes' short reign at Old Trafford.

According to United, the book has been updated to offer reflections on events at the clib since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour around the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.

Ferguson wine auctioned for £2.2m

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Part of the wine collection of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been sold for more than £2.2 million at auction.

The wines were offered at a sale in Hong Kong in the first of three auctions and fetched a sale total of £2,269,065.

A total of 257 lots were offered and 229 lots were sold, Christie's said. The auction house was not able to confirm the total number of bottles sold.

The top lot was one Methuselah - equivalent to eight bottles - of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Vintage 1997 which realised £94,815. This lot included a card signed "Best Wishes Alex Ferguson".

The top ten lots were bought by private Asian buyers, Christie's said.

Further sales will take place in London on June 5 and online from June 9 to 23.

Before today's sale they were expected to raise a total of more than £3 million - but that was before the first sale raised well over half that.

Sir Alex is known for his good taste in wine. When he was in charge at Old Trafford he was said to enjoy a post-match glass with even the fiercest of rivals.

All sold prices include buyer's premium.

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Young footballer owes his life to Manchester United

An 11 year old footballer says he owes his life to Manchester United. Joshua Almond, from Darwen in Lancashire was training with the club when one of the academy staff noticed he looked lethargic and unable to keep up with the other trainees.

The leukaemia diagnosis that followed shocked both the club and Josh's family. Josh is now in remission after having extensive treatment for leukaemia including a bone marrow transplant thanks to the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity and bone marrow register.

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