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Man Utd boss Ferguson handed 2-match ban

The Football Association has handed Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson a two-game touchline ban and a £5,000 fine for using abusive words towards referee Mark Clattenburg.

The United manager was sent to the stands at half-time during the Premier League champions' 1-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers last month.

Ferguson was unhappy with the 'aggressive' tactics being deployed by Bolton, with Kevin Davies' running duel with Patrice Evra a source of discontent.

An FA statement read: "At a Regulatory Commission hearing yesterday, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was given a two-match touchline ban, starting on Friday 28 December. He was also fined £5,000.

"As he did not request a personal hearing, the case was dealt with on the basis of written statements and video footage."

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