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Man Utd boss Ferguson unhappy with Middlesbrough timing

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is unhappy about facing Middlesbrough today.

Ferguson is not too impressed, believing his side would have benefited more from a 3pm kick-off, as Champions League opponents Arsenal will have at Portsmouth.

Not that such a scenario was likely for a game that could have a major impact on both ends of the table.

"Teams who play in Europe on a Wednesday should not have a lunchtime kick-off on a Saturday," he said.

"That goes for all teams, not just us.

"You would think these guys sitting in an office all week would think about these things. But when you shake hands with the devil you pay the price.

"In any case, every game is so important and the incentives so great now, whether it is at midnight or 7am, it does not interrupt what we are doing."

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