Steve Bruce gives even more help to Alex Ferguson
Wigan boss makes sure playing surface suits the Red Devils’ needs
When Arsenal visited the ploughed field known better known as the JJB Stadium back in March, Arsene Wenger furiously declared that the poor playing surface was ‘disrespectful to paying fans’. To avoid a similar conflict with Alex Ferguson, Wigan have cancelled the Warriors’ Rugby League match that was supposed to precede the final game of the season:
“The last thing we want is a worldwide TV audience with the pitch having suffered from heavy rain, and Wigan rugby league club having played a game on there a couple of days prior to the football match,” said Ian Lenagan, who bought Whelan’s majority shareholding in the rugby club last winter. “We have been wrongly blamed for the poor state of the JJB Stadium pitch and I don’t want Wigan’s name, and rugby league’s name, to attract wrongful criticism.”
Hmmm, where on earth did Wigan get the idea to make United’s trip as comfy as possible? Is it possible that Fergie slipped the suggestion into one of his frequent late-night pep talks to Steve Bruce?
[Quote: The Guardian]