Preston North End feel they were punished by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson for sacking his son, Darren.

Preston chairman Maurice Lindsay has accused Ferguson of punishing the club for sacking his son Darren by recalling two Manchester United loanees.

Lindsay said: "Alex acted within hours.

"It was like four tyres being punctured on the same car."

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