Sir Alex Ferguson's funny reaction after Manchester derby stoppage time was revealed

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Sir Alex Ferguson may no longer be in the Manchester United hot seat, but he continues to entertain from his director's box.

As the final moments of the Manchester derby ticked away, Jose Mourinho's men searched desperately for an equaliser that was to never come, despite Mark Clattenburg adding a healthy five minutes to normal time.

Kevin de Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho had put City in cruise control after 35 minutes, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's volley put the hosts right back in it, setting up a tense finale.


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The referee was clearly enjoying the game just as much as the rest of the watching world and didn't want it to end, but that still wasn't enough.

As added time was announced, the cameras inevitably shot to Fergie, who looked very, very unhappy, presumably because he would have liked even more.

Take a look at his reaction here:

It's just a shame there's no such thing as 'Jose time' yet, though City may have felt more aggrieved by the number of extra minutes as they clung onto the three points.

There were a number of incidents in the second half which would explain why there was so much time added on, but exactly why Fergie thought it warranted a shake of the head isn't all that clear.

United aggrieved 

The Scotsman wasn't the only one feeling hard done by, although Mourinho mainly seemed irked by Clattenburg's failure to award United a penalty.

Debutant City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a poor, studs-up challenge on Wayne Rooney inside the box after fumbling a pass, while Nicolas Otamendi later appeared to use his arm to block a United cross into the box.

The second one would have been incredibly harsh, but as always seems to be in the way in these derbies, there were a few contentious moments that could have left Fergie looking disappointed.

Did City deserve to win? And did Mourinho pick the right team? Let us know in the comments. 

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