Shooting from the lip!

May 09, 2013, 01:22 IST | PA Sport

A list of snappy remarks Sir Alex Ferguson has made during his time as manager of Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson

On his bust-up with Newcastle boss Alan Pardew: The press have had a field day. The only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama because
he’s busy.

On Arsene Wenger: They say he’s an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages. I’ve got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!

On Man City’s EPL emergence:  There has been a lot of expectation on Manchester City and with the spending they have done, they have to win something. Sometimes you have a noisy neighbour and have to live with it. You can’t do anything about them.

On his appointment as Man Utd manager: My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f***ing perch. And you can print that.

On United’s dramatic 1999 Champions League final win: “Football, bloody hell.”

On Rafael Benitez: I think he is very concerned about his CV, he refers to it quite a lot.

On Real’s hopes of signing Ronaldo: Do you think I would get into a contract with that mob? Jesus Christ, no chance. I wouldn’t sell them
a virus.

On the Italian teams mind games: When an Italian tells me it’s pasta on the plate, I check under the sauce to make sure. They are the inventors of the smokescreen. 

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