Sir Alex Ferguson generally doesn’t beat around the bush with his comments, especially when he’s trying to defend his players and stop a rival club from sniffing around them like a hungry dog. The Scot was typically outspoken during the summer when Real Madrid were trying to get their hands on the mercurial Cristiano Ronaldo, and a former manager of Italy has essentially called him a hypocrite as a result.
For those who don’t remember, Fergie referred to the Spanish champions as a club which belonged to General Franco, thus explaining their arrogant attitude. Arrigo Saachi, the former Milan manager, has taken umbrage with these type of comments, especially from soneone who is also used to getting their own way. The Sun reports that the ex-Real Madrid director claims that Manchester United are in a glass house throwing stones.
Rossi left United for Villarreal in the summer. But Sacchi blasted: “I was surprised when I read about Sir Alex complaining Real are not a gentleman club.
“But he was out of order saying Real always get what they want because they are a club who belonged to General Franco.
“He took Rossi at the age of 16 when he was playing for my club Parma.
“We were struggling financially but Sir Alex robbed us.
“They knew we needed money and help. But they acted in a sneaky way and took our star player.”
Indeed, when the shoe is on the other foot, the Manchester United manager doesn’t seem to like it very much, thus leading to him making comments which are pretty outrageous. All Fergie will be bothered about is the fact that Ronaldo has decided to stick around and make a go of things at Old Trafford, with the player continuing to win over the supporters after a brace against West Ham on Wednesday night.