Sir Alex Ferguson has had some choice words about Rafa Benitez while promoting his new book ‘Leading’.
Sir Alex is currently doing the media rounds in the US ahead of the release of his book and the former Manchester United manager had some choice words about Rafa Benitez’s 2009 ‘facts’ rant. Benitez had been riled by comments made by Ferguson questioning whether the fixture list favoured the Anfield club.
The Liverpool boss decided to reply in kind and read a pre-prepared list of gripes against United and Ferguson that he called facts. You can read the full transcript here. “It killed him because I didn’t need to say anything after that,” Ferguson said of the now infamous press conference while on appearing on Morning Joe in the US. “Knowing that I could handle press conferences because of the experience I had, I was always in control. “I always made sure I came out the winner in a press conference that was really important.” Liverpool were top of the table and held an eight-point lead over fourth-placed United at the time of the ‘facts’ press conference, but United finished the season as champions, four points ahead of the Reds.