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Ferguson denies making offensive gestures

sports Updated: Jan 21, 2008 18:45 IST
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Sir Alex Ferguson has denied making offensive gestures during Manchester United's Premier League victory at Reading.

The United manager was caught by television cameras appearing to make obsence hand movements in the direction of home supporters at the Madejski Stadium following Wayne Rooney's goal.

After Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late clincher for United, Ferguson embarked on an aggressive clenched fist gesture which seemed to be aimed towards the Reading bench and coach Wally Downes.

But the Scot insisted he was only celebrating his side's goals.

"All I was doing was expressing my relief at winning what was one of our hardest games of the season," Ferguson said.

"Reading always make it tough for us. We ran so much that we clocked up more kilometres than we have in any game this season."