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Man Utd boss Ferguson feels for Robson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Bryan Robson had "a difficult job" replacing Neil Warnock as Sheffield United manager.

Former Manchester United captain Robson has left Bramall Lane after turning down a director of football position, with Kevin Blackwell taking the reins.

Old Trafford boss Ferguson said: "The problem for him at Sheffield United was that the previous manager supported the club and did a good job.

"It was a very difficult role for him to take - no-one has any patience today."

Ferguson added: "Bryan is one of the good guys in the game. He did a great job at Middlesbrough and West Brom.

"Sometimes when you lose your job, you lose faith in yourself but he is a strong person."

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