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Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Ronaldo has every right to react to taunts and abuse from rival fans - because United's star player is only human.
In other news, The Sun runs quotes from MUTV's exclusive interview with the United boss, during which he reveals how he stood up his hero Frank Sinatra. Sir Alex had a London dinner date with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, but cancelled after seeing his Reds crash to a shock defeat against Charlton in April 1989.