Having said yesterday that Sir Alex Ferguson should give his errant star a dose of his famous 'hairdryer' treatment - I now have to eat my words - see post dated 8 April 2011: 'Wayne Looney'
Because instead of giving his Man U man-child a good boot up the arse - metaphorical or otherwise - Sir Alex just complained about the intervention of a police chief.
The police officier's offence was to say - on his blog site - that Wayne Looney would have been arrested - if his foul-mouthed rant had occurred on the street.
Now it seems to me that the police officer - Superintendent Mark Payne - is entitled to his opinion but Sir Alex disagreed.
The Man United manager accused Supt Payne - "needing to be noticed" and complained that "everyone has an opinion today".
"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", added Ferguson.
Maybe Sir Alex was just having a bad hairdryer day - because it seems to me that a police officer ought to be able to comment - on the public behaviour of these sporting 'superstars'.
After all, if a cat can look at a king - then surely a humble police offiicer can say what he thinks about the behaviour of a prize plonker on a football pitch?