There is one TV company who won’t be getting a squeak out of Sir Alex Ferguson on Wednesday night, after their ‘experts’ had the audacity to lay into one of the Manchester United forwards during a broadcast last Saturday. Step this way to hear about the Scot’s 371st boycott of his managerial career.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Fergie has taken offence at the words of Paul Merson and Phil Thompson on Sky, who claimed that Wayne Rooney should have been sent off in United’s past two league matches!
Ferguson has reportedly told Sky that he will not co-operate with the channel at tonight’s Champions League clash against Celtic.
The 66-year-old is upset with former Liverpool manager Phil Thompson and Arsenal’s Paul Merson, two Sky pundits, while it is not known how long Ferguson’s ban will last.
Thompson claimed striker Rooney should have seen red for kissing the Manchester United badge when he returned to Goodison Park while Merson said Rooney might have been sent off against Hull City.
So much for freedom of speech! The Manchester United manager likes interviewers to ask the right sort of questions, such as ‘How on earth are your team so amazing?’ and ‘What a brilliant performance, are you proud of your players?’. Any hint of criticism is uncalled for in the eyes of the veteran manager, who is clearly ending his days with plenty of venom for the TV companies.