Ferguson slams 'Game 39' plan

The plan, still-born after first being floated in February, received cautious backing from Asia last week but United's fiery manager insisted there was no room in the calendar.

"I don't think there will ever be a 39th game and I don't believe there should be," the Scot told reporters on Tuesday after United's arrival in Japan for the Club World Cup.

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