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Man Utd boss Ferguson in new youth dig at Wenger

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a fresh swipe at Arsene Wenger's foreign policy at Arsenal.

Ferguson, asked if he considered youth production his role, told an audience at the Future of Football conference: "I've got to - no one else will."

The remark will be interpreted as a barb aimed at Wenger, whom Uefa's president, Michel Platini, singled out as eroding the English talent base. Ferguson was critical of clubs' youth schemes.

"Anyone can play a game of football but that doesn't make them a footballer," he also said in reference to the work of scouts, coaches and managers.

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