Someone is going to get the hairdryer treatment on full blast!
Manchester United winger Nani has revealed just how tough life can be under Sir Alex Ferguson.
In an in-depth interview with Portuguese newspaper ‘I’ – the United flyer reveals how quickly Ferguson can turn.
But he admits that Ferguson does not just pick on certain players and that United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are often on the end of his tirades.
“Ferguson is a very complicated man,” he stated.
“He’s tough. If things are all right, then they are all right. But when he thinks something is wrong, everything is screwed.
“He can go from complimenting you to just plain trashing you in a matter of minutes. Has it happened to me? Hell, yes! He’ll say ‘Nani, how could you miss this or this’?”
“He shouts at players in front of everyone. No one escapes, everybody is the same. Giggs and Neville suffer most, because they have more experience. It is ‘F**k’ here and ‘F**k’ there.”
And in what could rile Ferguson more than anything, Nani agreed with the interviewer that he was being a little ‘mismanaged’ by United.
“I think so, but there is still a long way in the championship remaining, but I did not play the important matches, against Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham,” he said.
“Not playing these games, I am a bit sad – but I also played with an injury so let’s see if things improve.
“People expect more from me and it’s not easy. But they are also not doing what they said they were going to.
“I know it would be better if I scored more goals.
“I can have a spectacular game but nobody guarantees me I will be starting the next match. It shatters your confidence.”
Despite some negative comments, Nani insisted he was not looking to leave Old Trafford.
“No, no,” he said. “I don’t even think about that.” (Sky Sports)
When Brazilian midfielder Anderson had his spat with Sir Alex a couple of months ago and he threw out all the toys from his pram I could kind of understand where he was coming from, he was performing well in his first season and his form dipped last term but he had the potential and was proving his ability more often than not. Ferguson recognised his efforts and I think the wily Scot in some ways agreed to some extent as to where the youngster was coming from and since then he has had much more of a look in with regards to the first team.
Nani on the other hand is entirely different kettle of fish. The Portuguese winger has consistently failed to deliver and for every little bit of magic that he manages to pull off there are countless poor crosses, incredible greediness and the ability to simply disappear from matches. In short, Anderson had earned the right to make a stand against the Man United boss, Nani hasn’t even come close.
He may well have a lot to live up to but that’s no excuse for the patchy form the 22 year old has displayed. He has to be fair done better when called upon this season but he risks being overtaken by new boy Gabriel Obertan and quite frankly his latest outburst will only scupper his career at Old Trafford rather than help him make a name for himself.
In just under two and half years the former Sporting Lisbon man has taken part in 84 matches for the club and I would suggest that the occasions he has truly proved himself worthy could be counted on the fingers of two hands tops.
In short, it’s time for Nani to stop complaining and start performing otherwise I don’t think the gaffer would lose any sleep over offloading the winger, after all he has let far more accomplished players leave the club after he had falling out with them. Oh yes and Nani, if you were aghast at the repeated profanities on the training ground expect to hear a lot more of the F words aimed at you following your misjudged and naive comments.