But Ferguson, speaking at Salford's Lowry Theatre in the shadow of Old Trafford, in front of an audience of 1,700 in the first of a five-venue tour to promote his book, defended the contents of his autobiography.
"I wrote the book for the fans," said Ferguson. "To let them understand why I had to make certain decisions, not for the Press.
"The book is to make people understand how difficult the [Manchester United] job is. It's a massive club, the biggest in the world, and that expectation is always there."
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