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Alex Ferguson's health records obtained by News of the World, inquiry told

Sir Alex Ferguson began "co-operating" with the News of the World several years ago after the paper obtained the Manchester United manager's medical records, a former reporter at the title told the Leveson inquiry on Monday.

Matt Driscoll, who was a senior sports journalist, claimed that the paper used "blagging", or impersonating a third party, to secure the confidential information after receiving a tip that Ferguson might be suffering from ill health. He said the paper had agreed not to run a story after contacting Ferguson.

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GanjaMan3846d ago

So in other words Sir Alex is basically being blackmailed? Journalists these days a bunch of fucking cunts!

kulka3846d ago

Agreed they will do anything just to sell few extra copies

neoragex3845d ago

man.. he's getting old.

RedDevils3845d ago (Edited 3845d ago )

I hope he can stay an extra 10 more years I will be over the moon