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Man United pay Sir Alex Ferguson for £100,000-a-day role

Despite retiring as manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson still earned £2.17million from the club in a nine month spell from October 2013 to June 2014.

The Scot was paid £100,000 a day in his role as a global ambassador for United, as revealed in the club's accounts, as calculated by the Daily Mail.

Ferguson still has a key role promoting the club around the world.

Sir Alex Ferguson still has a decent income. Credit: PA

The accounts also revealed that David Moyes and his backroom staff were paid a collective £4.82million in pay-offs by the club after their contracts were terminated.

Moyes, as well as Steve Round, Phil Neville and Jimmy Lumsden all departed after a poor spell in charge at the club.

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Blades boss hoping to continue upsets against Spurs

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough is hoping a weekend of FA Cup upsets can inspire his team against Spurs.

The Blades are 1-0 down after the League Cup semi-final first leg at White Hart Lane, but Clough believes wins for Bradford against Chelsea and Cambridge drawing with Manchester United can show his side it can be done.

Nigel Clough is positive about his team's chances. Credit: PA

"I read some quotes from Bradford players saying the Friday night game, where Cambridge drew 0-0 at home against Manchester United, gave them inspiration and belief, and we are going to try to use the weekend in the same sort of way.

"But the other side of it is that I think it all will have put Spurs on high alert - if the first leg didn't already - that if you are not careful, lower-league teams can cause you a problem."

Delph: Aston Villa team-mates delighted I'm staying

Fabian Delph has admitted his Aston Villa team-mates were surprised to find out he had signed a new deal.

The England midfielder committed himself to a new deal that runs to the end of the 2018-19 season, ending speculation he might leave Villa Park.

Fabian Delph is staying put. Credit: PA

"The lads are absolutely delighted. As soon as I told some of them they looked at me shocked to start with," he said.

"They see a lot in me and how dedicated I am and how I want to push on. They're delighted to keep someone like me here.

"I see them as family, brothers, I'd run through a brick wall for them. They're not just team-mates."

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Silva: Real Madrid move is dream come true

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro, with the midfielder describing the move as 'a dream come true'.

The Brazilian Under-20 international has signed a deal at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2020.

Lucas Silva was presented on Monday. Credit: Reuters

"I'm delighted to be here. This is a dream come true.

"I arrive to Real Madrid looking to learn and help. I'm ready to wear this jersey and to honour it.

"This is the best club in the world and I know I'm going to be very happy here."

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