Sir Alex Ferguson has ripped apart uperintendent Mark Payne, who is responsible for managing responses to crime and operations in Wolverhampton, after hilariously claiming that on a Saturday night, he would have arrested someone for saying “fuck”.

“Everyone has an opinion today,” he said. “There is an issue in the modern world of a need to be noticed. There is a wee guy, sitting down there in the Midlands, probably never been recognised in his life, managed to elevate himself to whatever it is in the police force. Have you ever seen Wolverhampton on a Saturday night? Do police ever arrest anyone for swearing on a Saturday night? Dearie me. That is a good one.”