Former Manchester United Star Reveals Brutal Encounter With Sir Alex Ferguson

It's not surprising that Manchester United stars saw both sides of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson during his time.

And Robbie Savage was no stranger to finding himself on the bad side of Fergie.

The former Derby County midfielder is better known now as a pundit now, but he was a member of the same United academy side that yielded talents like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and David Beckham.

After Savage left United in 1994, The Class of '92 went on to achieve footballing greatness, including several Premier League title wins and Champions League success in 1999.

When he returned to Old Trafford with Birmingham in the early 2000s, he was keen to pick up Beckham's shirt at the end of the game as a memento of his time at the club.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I said [to Beckham] 'can I have your shirt?' and he said 'yeah, but ask Albert the kitman' so as we were walking off I said, quietly to Albert, 'can I have Becks' shirt?' and he said 'yeah, but you've got to ask the manager,'" he said.

"At Old Trafford the away changing room is opposite the manager's door -- it was then, anyway -- and I said to our manager 'listen, I'm going to ask Sir Alex for David's shirt' and the manager said 'okay, but don't make a big thing of it because we lost the game'.

"So I knocked on the door, the door opened and he went 'Hi, Robert' -- he called me Robert! -- and I said 'David and Albert said I can have David's shirt -- is that okay?' He went 'No' and shut the door."

Ferguson always had a reputation for being able to bring the hair dryer out on his players, but this is especially harsh.

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