Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has complained after the DFS sale was extended by 2 hours this weekend. The additional time allowed Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, to go into the shop 5 minutes before it closed and purchase a 3 seater sofa and matching footstool.
"It’s a disgrace", said Ferguson. "The length of the sale was clearly displayed on the TV adverts. We shopped accordingly and, by the end of Sunday, we had a lovely vibrating armchair with head massage settings. The sale should have ended there and where they got the extra time from, I have no idea. I shall be writing to the complaints department about this."
Mancini was delighted with the additional time which allowed him to pick up his two bargain purchases. "One of the staff members had been sent home early for 'disciplinary issues' and I think someone got a real kick out of that. With the time that had been lost, the sale extension was the only logical solution."
Mancini also pointed out that Ferguson had previously been the beneficiary of extended opening hours. "He seems to conveniently forget the Vodka drinking contest he had in Barcelona in 1999. By closing time, the party from Munich had drunk him under the table. He somehow persuaded the bar to stay open until he had got a couple of extra shots in."