UK time is: 10:04:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fergie Bans Agent

An agent has been banned from United's Carrington training centre for trying to lure away the youngest players of the club.

Sir Alex is not a keen friend of football agents and his opinion about them suffered a further blow not long ago.

'There are good and bad agents. We had a situation just recently of an agent coming to our academy and tapping up young players of 11, 12,' he said.

'We barred him, so he started to wait outside stopping the parents' cars.'

He was asked about agents after Gary Neville's claims that they take way too much money about the game and urged the PFA to take the role of players' representatives. Ferguson is not as radical as his skipper but agrees that agents' activity should be monitored closely.

'Providing agents are professional and responsible, there is nothing wrong with players going to them for advice,' said the boss.

'The thing that should be investigated is the payments that are made.

'It is obvious they are taking a lot of money out of football, so much so that they are now able to 'buy' players.

'That is a really dangerous area to go into, because then the agents can control the markets.

'But if they are paid the same rates as lawyers and accountants and have a responsible attitude towards the industry, there is nothing wrong with that.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 16 2007

Time: 4:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Smalling on Goodison Park Rout! (Sunday April 26 2015)

Stats: Everton v United (Sunday April 26 2015)

Dortmund Midfielder Deal Almost Done? (Saturday April 25 2015)

It`s Not Just About Us You Know! (Saturday April 25 2015)

Everton (a) - Facts and Stats (Friday April 24 2015)

Yet Another Depay Update! (Friday April 24 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 33 23 8 2 39 77
2. Man City 34 20 7 7 34 67
3. Arsenal 33 20 7 6 31 67
4. Man Utd 34 19 8 7 25 65
5. Liverpool 33 17 7 9 11 58
6. Spurs 34 17 7 10 6 58
7. Southampton 34 17 6 11 21 57

Breaking League News

Drinkwater & Albrighton Talk Burnley
Leicester City : 27/04/2015 10:02:01
More From Pearson On Burnley Win
Leicester City : 27/04/2015 09:50:01
Prince Harry!
Spurs : 27/04/2015 09:35:00
Aston Villa Transfer Talk - One Link Is Half Decen
Aston Villa : 27/04/2015 09:33:00
N'Doye - Now We Can Kick On
Hull City : 27/04/2015 09:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Everton?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 1%
Valencia 0%
Smalling 0%
McNair 0%
Shaw 0%
Blind 0%
Mata 0%
Herrera 66%
Fellaini 0%
Young 0%
Rooney 0%
Di Maria 0%
Falcao 33%
Van Persie 0%