Sir Alex Ferguson warned over conduct

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Chelsea counterpart Carlo Ancelotti have both received warnings from the FA for making comments about Howard Webb before their recent Barclays Premier League clash.

Both managers made positive remarks about World Cup final referee Webb ahead of the 8 May meeting of the title rivals at Old Trafford, contravening FA regulations which prohibit any comment - good or bad - about referees prior to games. The governing body's regulatory commission warned both managers as to their future conduct.