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    Sir Alex rage

    Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves opened up on his book, Cheers, Geoff! Tales from the Touchline, on Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson’s X-rated rant after a Cristiano Ronaldo dive question.

    Shreeves wrote: “Fergie was certainly no stranger to whispering in my ear, telling me to ask about a certain player or situation he wanted to highlight.

    “He loved the cut and thrust and used interviews for a message to his players, the fans or even the Manchester United board.

    “But he also stood up for his players, as I discovered after an FA Cup win over Middlesbrough when Cristiano Ronaldo went tumbling to win a penalty.

    “I asked Cristiano whether he went down easily. Ronaldo is pretty non-committal but says it was a penalty. I certainly wasn’t aware of the impending explosion.

    “Sir Alex comes out of the dressing room and stalks straight towards me. ‘You and your f*****g questions, you’re f*****g out of order,’ he snarled.

    “’The boy hardly speaks English, you’re f*****g bang out of order’, plus even more colourful language. ‘Don’t talk to me like that’,” I replied. ‘I’m not one of your daft, young players’”

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