Fergie blasts agents after Brown rejects deal

February 22, 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson has accused some players of 'living in the pockets of their agents' after Manchester United defender Wes Brown rejected the club's final pay offer.

The 28-year-old, who is a free agent in the summer, has rejected an offer of £40,000 a week to remain at Old Trafford and Ferguson insists the situation 'depresses' him.

'We wouldn't have made the offer if we didn't have faith in him. But the players of today live in the pockets of their agents,' said Ferguson.

'It's a situation which depresses me at times, it really depresses me. Wes has been with us since he was 12 years old, but I don't think that matters these days.

'Agents live their players' lives and if you're happy to go along with that then you get the situation we've got just now. But Wes knows this. And the other players have told him.'