Dominic Fifield in The Guardian started his match report withÂ an incident right at the end of the 0-0 at White Hart Lane: “Sir Alex Ferguson doffed his ill-fitting woolly hat to the crowd near the end of this contest, his attempt to retrieve a bouncing ball on the touchline having prompted whoops of laughter from those behind the dug-out as the game drifted towards an unsatisfactory conclusion. The Manchester United manager’s gruff persona mellowed as he played the clown with a smile. His only regret was that his team continue to veer from their own more customary script.”
See the incident here. Has SAF ever looked more like a grandad?
In separate news, pictures have today been released from the United Christmas party, with most of the players pictured bleary-eyed as they staggered home at 4am.
A series of pictures can be seen below the fold.