UTD Podcast: Sir Alex absolutely ripped into us!
It's one thing having a house party shut down by complaining neighbours. But imagine Sir Alex Ferguson doing the honours – in full hairdryer mode.
“I'd bought a new Barratt or Wimpey new-build house in Altrincham. Giggsy's still living at home with his mum.
“Giggsy rings me up. 'Oh, we'll go out in Stockport, Thursday night. We're alright, we don't have to play until Sunday. We're fine.'
“Yeah, come down.”
“At 10 o'clock, the manager knocks on the door,”the Midlander remembered.
“Giggsy's mate answers the door with the only two bottles of beer I've got left in the house from the weekend before!
“One of the lads run upstairs and says: 'You'll never guess what? The manager's downstairs!'
“I'm like 'Oh, no he's not, he's not.' I'm putting the final touches to my barnet.
“No you're joking.”
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“So I peer over the stairs. The manager's got the scarlet face on, with a bit of froth in the corner of his mouth.
“'Get these c**** out of this house! I want a word with you and that Giggs! Get in that living room!'”
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“He's booting everybody out the front door,”continues Sharpe.
“Kicking them up the backside, smacking them around the back of the head.
“He absolutely rips into me and Giggsy. 'You're finished at this club! You can't head it, you can't pass it, you can't run! You're letting your team-mates down, you're letting your mum and dad down, you're letting your family down!'
“Then he's over to Giggsy, doing the same. 'You! You're letting your mum down, letting your family down... There's married men out there with kids, supporting their kids!'”
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“As he's doing this [the hairdryer], I've got a big double door leading into a dining room and a big set of sparkling drums that fill the dining room,”laughed our then no.5.
“And a big St Bernard dog that's just trying to mount the gaffer while he's telling me off!
“He looks up and he goes: 'What the f*** are they! Why do you need f****** drums!?'
“I rang my mum and dad up and said: 'I think I'm getting sacked in the morning.' Nightmare! That's Giggsy again – he always got me into trouble!”