Hodgson hopes he didn't upset Man Utd boss Ferguson

England coach Roy Hodgson hopes Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson isn't angry with him after victory over Brazil.

England coach Roy Hodgson hopes Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson isn't angry with him after victory over Brazil.

Hodgson revealed he had spoken to Premier League managers, including Ferguson, before the match.

"I make certain I let them know my thoughts on what I'd like to do," said Hodgson. "When I spoke to Alex, Wayne Rooney was coming back from an injury and he said he benefits from playing. Smalling too.

"He was concerned about Cleverley and Welbeck who have played a lot of games for him and have a lot of games coming up, not least Real Madrid. I might have stolen 15 minutes for Welbeck, but I hope he'd forgive me."

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