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Reader offered refund after errors in Ferguson's book

Sir Alex Ferguson's latest autobiography went on sale last month. Credit: PA

The publishers of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography have reportedly agreed to refund a reader who pointed out a number of errors in the book.

As many as 45 factual errors have been found in the 402-page hardback, according to the Daily Mirror.

“We did in fact go through several stages of fact-checking with this book, with a reading from within Manchester United as well as from a specialist football fact-checker," Hodder and Stoughton CEO Jamie Hodder-Williams wrote to the customer.

“Although a very large number of corrections were made we plainly did not pick up everything."

Among the inaccuracies was the amount of time Roy Keane spent at Manchester United, the age at which Ryan Giggs made his debut and the date of the manager's pacemaker operation.