Last updated : 26 January 2004 By Editor
The BBC report that United are due to make a statement on
Fergie’s future amid rumours that Coolmore are threatening
to call an emergency meeting of the PLC should he be given
more than a one year contract.

According to the Financial Times, Magnier and partner JP
McManus "will press for the appointment of an independent
auditor to scrutinise player transfer deals and payments
made to agents over the last five years.

"The pair will make their move if Sir Alex Ferguson is
awarded a new employment contract for more than a one-year
rolling term, and if the Manchester United board fails to
investigate recent allegations regarding payments to player