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Paul Scholes Reveals The Manchester United Players Who 'Loved' To Argue With Sir Alex Ferguson

Paul Scholes Reveals The Manchester United Players Who 'Loved' To Argue With Sir Alex Ferguson

Paul Scholes has named David Beckham and Ryan Giggs as the two Manchester United stars who loved to answer back to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Scholes revealed that he was a player that rarely answered back to the Scot - but his fellow academy graduates weren't afraid to speak their minds.

The former England international appeared on the Savage Social and explained the only time he ever answered back was after a game against Newcastle United.

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"It was the first time I ever answered back," Scholes began per Metro.

"It was never something I would ever do because I'd seen people answer back to him, I'd seen [Paul] Incey answer back and [Peter] Schmeichel - and it doesn't end well. Trust me.

"I just kept answering back to him. I was wrong really. That was never me. Whenever I was getting a 'b*****king, I just took it and took it and took it.

"But for this one occasion I thought it was merited, I thought I'd made a little bit of a difference to the team, got us back into the game really.

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"Some people loved arguing with him. [Ryan] Giggsy is one. He can't keep his mouth shut, whether he's right or wrong it doesn't matter. " [David] Beckham was the same. He'd always have a pop back but I'd never say a word."

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What Sir Alex Ferguson Exclaimed When He First Saw Paul Scholes

Scholes was then asked what former United captain Gary Neville was like given his fiery temper on the pitch.

To the surprise of many, Scholes admitted the right-back was similar to him and rarely stepped out of line.

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What Sir Alex Ferguson Exclaimed When He First Saw Paul Scholes
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What Sir Alex Ferguson Exclaimed When He First Saw Paul Scholes

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"He just took it most of the time. I was the same.

"But this one time I didn't agree with him. Alright I gave the ball away and the scored but they were 3-0 down at the time when I'd come on.

"On Monday morning at training, I thought I'm not playing again. He's going to kill me. But he put his arm around me and said, 'Look I'm sorry about Saturday. I was wrong, you made a difference.'

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"That was the measure of the man. He knew when he was wrong.

"And if I was wrong to be fair, I would have apologised to him as well. That's just the way it was, it was done and dusted, it doesn't carry on then for the rest of the week, wondering what he's thinking. It's done and it's off your mind."

It shows the authority Ferguson had during his 26 year reign at Old Trafford and why he's gone down as one of football's greatest ever managers.

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Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Football, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham, Premier League, Legends, Ryan Giggs

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.