Ferguson concern after England team bugged

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Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted news the England team has been bugged was a concern.

Although the precise details have not been leaked, it is thought the team meeting room at England's Watford hotel base ahead of the friendly with Egypt were bugged ahead of the 3-1 victory.

Ferguson and Manchester United were at the centre of a similar controversy in 2005 when listening devices were found in the home dressing room at Old Trafford after a key encounter with Chelsea.

And, ahead of a World Cup campaign, he thinks the latest development is a worry.

"It happened to us once before," he said.

"I would be concerned about it. You have to be.

"Preparation involves discretion and secrecy. I haven't revealed one bit of my tactics ahead of the match tomorrow. I haven't been asked. And do you know why? Because I wouldn't tell anyone.

"Why should I tell anyone?

"Capello may have been discussing some important issues about his team. All of a sudden someone else has got it.

"It is a concern."

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