Ferguson Pledges To Help Former Club By Sending ManU To Play Friendly
ManU Manager Alex Ferguson, who spent three years playing for Scottish First Division team Dunfermline AFC in the '60s, has offered to send a full ManU team to play his old club "who face a winding up order from the taxman because of unpaid debts," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Ferguson learned of the club's "desperate plight last month after a visit from his former Pars teammate Roy Barry." The match with ManU is planned to take place at Dunfermline's East End Park ground in the summer, "presuming Dunfermline ride out their immediate financial problems." Barry told a "Save Our Club" public meeting on Monday night: "I went down a few weeks ago to see Man United and Everton play, and I finished up getting quite drunk with Sir Alex, as normally happens when we meet. Sir Alex said: 'I tell you what I will do, I will send a strong team up there and that will raise you a few quid.' I just looked at him and I couldn't believe him for a minute" (REUTERS, 3/12).