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Fergie: Training ground secrecy is vital

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Sir Alex Ferguson says it would never be possible to gain access to Manchester United's training sessions in the way that has caused Manchester City so much strife.

Pictures emerged on Thursday of a training ground fracas between Roberto Mancini and Mario Balotelli although the City manager insists the row was not as bad as the images appeared. City's problem is that their training ground has a public pathway running alongside, offering photographers easy access.

Though United are based less than a mile away, the situation there could not be more different, as what public access there is affords no clear view of the training ground itself. And Ferguson said: "You are protecting the possibility of success."

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