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Sir Alex Ferguson Leaves Manchester United Behind For Barbados And Russ Abbott

13/01/2014 13:59 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

As Manchester United slammed the brakes on their poor form with a comprehensive defeat of Swansea, their ex-boss also stropped talk of distractions - by jetting off to Barbados.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been a regular sight at United games this season, leading to much talk that he is a distraction for the poor performing players. However, after the 2-0 win against Swansea on Saturday, Darren Fletcher said the Scot's presence had "no bearing on anything", adding that "It gets us angry because we know it is not true".

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Sir Alex shouldn't be a distraction for David Moyes from Barbados

Well, Fergie made sure such chatter stopped - for now, at least - when he jetted off to Barbados with a group of friends that included comedian Russ Abbott as well as a number of ex-United players such as Bryan Robson and Norman Whiteside.

The holiday is believed to be part of family celebrations and means Sir Alex will also miss Monday's Ballon d'Or ceremony, in which he has been nominated for the coach of the year award.

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Sir Alex jokes with guests including comedian Russ Abbott

We're sure the partygoers will be enjoying a great atmosphere.