Mark Halsey, former Premier League official, made comments this week in which he referred to having a "good relationship" with Sir Alex, and led to claims Ferguson may have had undue influence during his managerial career in charge of Manchester United.
The Scot denied any wrongdoing, and said his relationship with former official Halsey had been to support him during his battle with cancer.
I can't believe…obviously there is an Alex Ferguson element in his book, he thought was important.
Most of the managers, particularly in the north west, supported him, and lots of players by the way, when he had the cancer, him and his wife, it was a terrible period for the lad and quite rightly the football fraternity got behind him and supported him.
We gave him jerseys after jerseys for the dinners he was having and of course a Manchester United strip figures greatly in these auctions, a signed strip from all the players.
Sir Alex was no stranger to altercations with officials during his time as Manchester United manager, and added:
The laughable part for me was how I (supposedly) influenced the refereeing fraternity.
This is a guy who has the worst record of any manager in the history of English football, fined $160,000 (£100,000) by them suspended so many times, that's some influence, I must say. It's a little bit Walter Mitty.
On Tuesday night they were terrific. Wayne's performance was fantastic, I was pleased to see that. He's got his energy back, the determination, his purpose to attack players, was all very encouraging to me.
Being a director I'm delighted to see that, he's back to what we always remember.
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