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'Business as usual' for Ferguson

Published: Friday 12 March 2004, 12.57CET
Manchester United FC's Sir Alex Ferguson has been fitted with a pacemaker, while Quinton Fortune is injured.

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Published: Friday 12 March 2004, 12.57CET

'Business as usual' for Ferguson

Manchester United FC's Sir Alex Ferguson has been fitted with a pacemaker, while Quinton Fortune is injured.
Manchester United FC manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been fitted with a pacemaker after initially receiving treatment for a heart condition in December.

'Business as usual'
The 62-year-old, one of the most successful managers in football history, underwent the procedure last week was back at work within 24 hours. "I want to reassure fans everything is OK," he said. "It was an option for me to get this done. The club knew about it and I feel great. It's business as usual."

Fortune unfortunate
Meanwhile, Sir Alex also revealed today that defender Quinton Fortune will not play again this season after suffering a knee injury. The South African was hurt in training and missed Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with FC Porto that led to United's elimination from the UEFA Champions League. They are next in Premiership action against city rivals Manchester City FC on Sunday.

Last updated: 12/03/04 13.24CET

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