22
Oct

Sir Alex Ferguson criticizes former players in book, Roy Keane hits back

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Sir Alex Ferguson released his new autobiography on Tuesday, and Fergie was quick to criticize several of his former star pupils at Manchester United, most notably David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane.

While Beckham was chided for his celebrity status, and van Nistelrooy and Rooney for their unhappiness (you can read more excerpts from Fergie’s book here), Keane was predictably blasted for his temper.

According to Fergie’s book, Keane once “slaughtered” several of United’s senior players in an unreleased interview with the club’s in-house TV station MUTV, which angered Ferguson:

"It was frightening to watch. And I’m from Glasgow," Ferguson says. "He has the most savage tongue you can imagine."

Luckily for us, hours after the book was released Keane was scheduled to join ITV’s Champions League coverage, giving the former midfield hothead a perfect platform to respond to Ferguson’s criticisms.

We’ll let you watch Keane’s full reaction below, but undoubtedly the haymaker of his rant must be when he claims that Ferguson doesn’t know the meaning of the word “loyalty.”

(Video H/T: Pies)

14
Oct

Sir Alex Ferguson gets his own road named after him

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As if getting your own stand and statue at Old Trafford isn’t enough to remind people of your greatness, Sir Alex Ferguson has now also been honored with his very own road.

Dubbed “Sir Alex Ferguson Way,” the road lies adjacent to OT and should help identify the Manchester United coaching legend to those who have been living under a rock for, well, the past quarter of a century.

Before unveiling the sign, Ferguson said:

It’s a privilege and an honor to have a road named after me. You don’t expect these things in life. It encapsulates probably the last 26 years - coming to the great club, the history of it. It’s been an incredible journey for me, ending today for me to unveil this road sign: Sir Alex Ferguson Way.

I’m really proud of that and I’m proud of everyone who has been associated with the club.

I’d like to thank Manchester United for inviting me down here, 26 years ago. It was a fantastic elevation in my life and a challenge I accepted. And we are where we are now.

The 71-year-old Scot was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford at a formal ceremony on Monday. The Honorary Freedom is the highest honor that the council can bestow, recognizing outstanding contribution to services in the borough. It has only been awarded two other times.

Apparently, winning 38 trophies in 26 years counts as “outstanding contributions.” Tough to argue that.

Sir Alex is the second United legend to have a road named after him, following Sir Matt Busby, one of his coaching predecessors. Sources speculate that, at this point, it is unlikely for current manager David Moyes to also get a road of his own one day.

Instead, Moyes will have just one more thing to remind him how impossible his task is of filling Sir Alex’s ginormous shoes.

H/T The Guardian

20
May

Sir Alex Ferguson’s last chewed gum sold for $640,000

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Well come on, who didn’t see this coming?

Someone at The Hawthorns on Sunday supposedly recovered Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever piece of gum chewed as Manchester United manager. Of course, it quickly found its way onto ebay, where the gum sold overnight for nearly $640,000

We’re a little disturbed by how many people fought over this piece of dry, yet saliva-infused, memorabilia, nor can we even be sure of its authenticity. But apparently all proceeds go to charity, so that’s nice.

The listing read as follows:

Used chewing gum: RARE. Recovered from The Hawthorns. Clear perspex/wooden case.

Unofficial merchandise, rumoured to belong to Sir Alex.

After 1,500 games of intense chewing as manager of Man Utd, here lies Fegie’s last piece of chewing gum.

All proceeds go to the MU Foundation charity.

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13
Mar

Wayne’s World Getting Crazier

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Alex Ferguson may have stated that Wayne Rooney is staying at Manchester United for the long term, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors surrounding his future. The latest comes from the French league - and it’s not the side you’re thinking of! Take a peek at Paper Chase on FOX Soccer to find out which club is contemplating making an audacious bid.