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Man Utd boss unimpressed with life on the road

Sir Alex Ferguson is critical of away dressing rooms in the Premier League and feels with so much money in the game certain minimum standards should be enforced. Fulham's away facilities in particular annoy the Manchester United chief along with Everton and Portsmouth, although Arsenal's dressing rooms are lauded as the benchmark.

He said: "With all the money in the Premier League, some grounds should be better.

"There should be a minimum standard of size of dressing room, especially now you have more players on your bench and an increased staff.

"The dressing room at Craven Cottage is smaller than my office.

"It is a very traditional stadium and one of my favourite away grounds, but when you have 18 players stripping down, plus coaches, physios and kit men, it is ridiculous really."

Everton and Portsmouth also come in for censure: "You have requirements for stadiums to be eligible for certain divisions, so the quality of the dressing room should be part of that.

"Everton's are so narrow it is unbelievable. Portsmouth's away dressing room is not great either."

"There is plenty of room in the dressing rooms at Old Trafford and, of the away grounds, Arsenal's are the best by far," he said.



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