Former Manchester United forward reveals they are still scared of Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Manchester United David Beckham revealed that he is still scared of Sir Alex Ferguson

 

During his more than 26-year-old reign at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson is known for his fiery temper and very strict regime which commanded the fear and reverence of players under him.

Years after, his former players still tremble when they are near him.

Former Manchester United forward, David Beckham revealed that he was scared of drinking in front of Sir Ferguson years after playing under him.

“The other day I saw him for the first time in a long time. We'd never even think about having a little glass of wine or beer (as players) in front of him but the other day someone handed me a glass of wine and I was talking to him (Ferguson) for 20 minutes with the wine hidden behind my back,” Beckham told BBC Radio 1.

“Me, and all said the same thing, we all hid the glass of wine behind our back.”

For 11 years Beckham was a member of Ferguson's successful side but fell out in 2003.

Ferguson sold Beckham to Real Madrid and then criticised the former England captain in his autobiography.

In his new book,  'Leading' which is co-authored by Michael Moritz, Ferguson even opined that Beckham was not a world class player, saying he managed only four world class players during his time as coach of Manchester United.

He said that Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, PaulScholes and CristianoRonaldo were the only world class players he managed at United leaving out other illustrious names like Beckham.

"I don't mean to demean or criticise any of the great or very good footballers who played for me during my 26-year career at United, but there were only four who were world class: Cantona, Giggs, Ronaldo and Scholes," Sir Ferguson wrote.

When he was asked if he was insulted by his omission, Beckham told : “Not at all.”

“I played for the greatest manager of all time for the amount of time that I did, I was lucky to play with the players I did and be successful with the club that I loved and still love.

“I tend to agree with the manager. There's certain players that you can call world-class, thankfully I played with many of them.

“I'm proud as a Manchester United player that we were successful and I'm proud as a Manchester United player that we have the best players come to our team.”

Watch this David Beckham video below:

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