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Daily Mirror columnist Robbie Savage has his say on Sir Alex's touchline ban, and suggests more open dialogue from referees in future: "I’m a big advocate of the Respect For Refs campaign, but managers should be allowed to say what they think after a game. And the refeerees’ association should give its members the right to do the same, which I believe many of them would seize gratefully."
The revelation that Rio Ferdinand could miss the rest of the season prompts stories suggesting that the 32-year-old defender is battling to save his career - although they are at odds with Sir Alex's assertion that Ferdinand has 'plenty of years ahead of him'.
Meanwhile, Sir Alex also receives widespread coverage ahead of today's Champions League draw. Whether faced with the mighty Barcelona or the unfamiliar Shakhtar Donetsk, the Boss says: "As soon as the draw is made you are into your file on them to build up your knowledge. Everyone will get the same attention from me."