Manchester United in bugging probe

Manchester United is investigating allegations that its locker room was bugged during last week's victory over Chelsea.

    Ferguson (C) is heard offering tips to his players

    Manchester United on Saturday said on its website that audio tapes apparently recorded at Old Trafford locker room on 6 November were offered to The Sun newspaper. The Sun gave
    United the tapes on Friday.
     
    United beat Chelsea 1-0, ending the Blues' 40-match unbeaten Premier League streak.

    According to the tabloid newspaper the tapes include pre-match and halftime talks, and post-game celebrations.

    The team's veteran manager Alex Ferguson, is reported to offer playing tips to stars Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

    Eavesdropper

    After the victory defender Rio Ferdinand is heard saying the victory will silence critics of the club.

    The Sun says an eavesdropper smuggled a radio transmitter into the dressing room and then tuned into the frequency from a position nearby, recording over two hours of conversation.

    "We are grateful to The Sun for bringing this breach of security and privacy to our attention," United director of communications Phil Townsend said.

    "We have launched our own investigation and, if necessary, will involve the police."

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?