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Man Utd boss Ferguson bans youth teamers from TV interviews

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has banned his youth teamers from doing interviews with the club's in-house TV channel.

The Daily Mail says it has emerged that members of United's Under 18 side have been kept away from the MUTV cameras in the wake of a recent run of bad form.

The blackout surprised many people, given that MUTV interviewers are ordered to steer clear of sensitive or potentially controversial subjects.

But there was a concern that some of Old Trafford's teenagers needed to get back to basics as, despite enjoying a successful season, United's youngsters stumbled to lose 3-0 against Blackburn in the FA Youth Cup and then slipped to successive league reverses to Liverpool and West Brom.

Since the ban was imposed, though, the United team have thrashed Blackburn - their greatest rivals this season - 6-1 to go back to the top.

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