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Mark Hughes Should Be Manchester United’s BBC Reporter: Roberto Mancini Might Laugh

CAN we chortle that not long after the Sir Alex Ferguson has ended his spat with the BBC he is forced to tell TV viewers how Manchester United came to be thrashed 1-6 at home to Manchester City?

Ferguson has finally agreed to be bound by the rule demanding that all Premier League managers must be asked how they feel by a BBC reporter. The job of fielding the asinine questions used to be Mike Phelan’s, a decent talker who never once had a journalist banned, swore on camera nor refused to appear on MUTV, United’s in-house broadcaster.

Of course, the BBCs default position with Sir Alex is supine. Rather then revelling in his side’s heavy defeat, the BBC went for fremdscamen, the act of feeling embarrassed on behalf of others.

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Posted: 24th, October 2011 | In: Sports | Comment