Neil Warnock has claimed Sir Alex Ferguson apologised to him over Manchester United´s role in Sheffield United´s relegation last season.

The Premier League champions, fielding an unexpectedly under-strength side, lost 1-0 at home to West Ham on the final day of the season - a result which was to condemn the Blades to the drop.

"I stared at the Manchester United team to play West Ham in disbelief. I felt really let down," Warnock said in his autobiography, ´Made In Sheffield: Neil Warnock - My Story´. I´ve so much time for Sir Alex but he had said he´d play his best side against West Ham. And this was nowhere near his best side."

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