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Man Utd players face Fergie rap after Christmas party

Manchester United stars faced a frosty reception as they reported back to training today with boss Sir Alex Ferguson furious with his players after full details began to emerge of United's Christmas party.

Ferguson, who was not present, had reluctantly approved the day-long celebrations but ordered his team to be on their best behaviour.

Despite United's next match not being until Sunday against Everton the United manager will be fuming that the squad spent 13 hours drinking and gambling.

The players had reportedly paid £100,000 for Monday's party and invited around 100 girls back to the £395-a-night Manchester hotel.

The event is said to have been organised by Ferdinand who is reported to have held a whip round to which 25 players gave £4,000 each. Wives and girlfriends were not invited.

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