Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has had to fight for FA Cup tickets against Manchester United.

Le Tissier - arguably their greatest-ever player - had been fobbed off in his quest to purchase tickets for the fourth round St Mary's clash next Saturday, says the Daily Star.

He has since been told he can purchase three tickets.

Le Tissier said yesterday that the original refusal was down to his bad blood with chairman Nicola Cortese.

The pair have had a number of public spats since the Italian took over in August 2009.

Le Tissier said: "Most football clubs treat ex-players who served them for many years quite well, but that doesn't seem to be the way under this chairman.

"It's nice to know that my 17 years are thought of in such high regard."