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Sir Alex Ferguson: ‘I smuggled goods back from Europe’

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Picture: Reuters

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Picture: Reuters

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s penchant for bringing top European imports to the Premier League is well-known around the world - except, it seems, at the customs desk.

The 70-year-old has revealed he smuggled goods from Europe during his trips to Europe as a player in the 60s.

Ferguson, recalling his first trip to the continent as a Dunfermline player, said: “In those days nobody checked. You got on the plane and there’d be boxes of this, boxes of that - your bag would be full of stuff. Nobody bothered.

“We played in Brno in Czechoslovakia, which is famous for crystal glass.

“I was buying all sorts to take back and I had this beautiful crystal bowl under my arm as I walked to get on the plane. It slipped out under my arm and smashed into pieces. I’ve still got one of the other vases though.”

 

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