13 Mar 2013

Ferg pledges help for old club

10:45 am on 13 March 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson, who spent three years playing for the Scottish League team Dunfermline Athletic in the 1960s, has offered to send a full Manchester United team to play his old club, who face a winding up order from the taxman because of unpaid debts.

Ferguson, who scored 66 goals for Dunfermline in 89 league appearances, was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2007, and learned of their desperate plight last month after a visit from his former Pars team mate Roy Barry.

The match with United is planned to take place at Dunfermline's ground in the summer, presuming the club rides out its immediate financial problems.