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Publishers to refund reader for factual errors in Ferguson's autobiography!

November 19, 2013 12:21 IST

Publishers of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography have agreed to refund a customer after multiple inaccuracies were found in the book.

Alex FergusonAccording to the Mirror, the former Manchester United manager’s second account of his life, entitled My Autobiography, became the UK's fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began, shifting 115,547 copies in its first week on sale. However, eagle-eyed readers have spotted as many as 45 factual errors in the 402-page account, which has prompted publishers Hodder and Stoughton to offer to reimburse one disgruntled customer, the report said.

Hodder and Stoughton CEO Jamie Hodder-Williams is said to have replied by email to the customer in question, offering a full refund in exchange for the return of Ferguson's autobiography, the report added.

Among the inaccuracies in Ferguson's account of the latter half of his 26-year Old Trafford reign are his claim United had 11 years out of former captain Roy Keane, when it was actually 12, the report further said.

Image: Sir Alex Ferguson poses during a press conference ahead of the publication of his autobiography at the Institute of Directors

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