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Ferguson predicts U.S. success

Updated: May 19, 2010, 7:29 PM ET
By Justin Rodriguez | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson paused for a moment, pondering the question, before smiling.

Of course, this inquiry was loaded: Who will Ferguson be rooting for when the U.S. faces England in its World Cup opener on June 12 in South Africa?

"Oh, Scotland," said the Glasgow native, still laughing. "The Scots are the world champions."

Translation: Sir Alex isn't touching that one. However, Ferguson was open about the American game, among other things, during ...

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