Ferguson will accept ban

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The Football Association have confirmed Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will not appeal his five-game touchline ban.

Ferguson received the punishment on Wednesday for his comments about referee Martin Atkinson following the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.


Ferguson was critical of the FA's decision to ban him, but the FA confirmed Ferguson will not appeal.

The governing body have also accepted a request for his suspension to begin immediately, which means he will not be in the dugout for the Barclays Premier League game against Bolton but would be able to return for the potentially crucial league game against title challengers Arsenal in May.

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