Three-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson’s style of coaching is on occasion more about ranting than tactical genius or motivational skill.
The Scott hit the headlines when he singled out just four players from his time at Manchester United as world class which infuriated quite a few others like Rio Ferdinand who questioned the gaffer’s decision.
However, one of the chosen, Ronaldo has given an insight into the managers hairdryer style.
The Real Madrid superstar told Four Four Two magazine: “I remember sometimes when we do something bad or we lost some games he kicked the chairs and he kicked the boots, he kicked everything, the waters, the drinks.
“And he’s so red and, ‘F*** you, you should pass the ball, you…’
“It was unbelievable but it was good – because we learn.”
Ryan Giggs also talked about Ferguson’s infamous ‘hairdryer’ treatment.
“I remember him having a go at me at half-time and I had the sort of attitude that ‘Right, I’ll show him’,” said Giggs.
“And I played well in the second half, so then he quickly knew how I would respond to him losing his temper.
“That followed me for the next 20 years, so it was a big mistake early on.”
Louis van Gaal recently suggested that Ryan Giggs may take over from him and Ronaldo could play under him as he misses life with Wayne Rooney.