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McIlroy 'thrilled' by Ferguson talk

Manchester United fan Rory McIlroy says Sir Alex Ferguson's speech to the European Ryder Cup team was a 'huge thrill'.

The former Old Trafford boss gave a talk to the players at Gleneagles ahead of this week's encounter against the United States.

World number one McIlroy described Ferguson as an "inspiration" figure and believes his words could help inspire Europe to victory in Scotland.

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