Fergie jnr: No health issues

Darren Ferguson has denied that his father Sir Alex Ferguson has retired from football due to ill health.

Last Updated: 11/05/13 at 12:41 Post Comment

The 71-year-old announced he was stepping down from his role as Manchester United manager this week.

Ferguson is due to have a hip replacement this summer, but his son Darren - who manages Peterborough United, insisted this was not a huge issue - he says it was just down to 'timing'.

"There's no problem with his health, contrary to what some people are saying," Ferguson jnr said.

"He's got a small hip operation but there's no difference to most 71-year-olds. It's not a health decision.

"Basically he feels he's gone out at the right time, he's left the club in a fantastic position and they've hired a very good manager to replace him."

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