Footage of Sir Alex Ferguson confronting reporters over 'lies' goes viral amid 'leaks' at Man Utd
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Footage of a 'fed up' Sir Alex Ferguson addressing reporters over their so-called inability to tell the truth has re-emerged amid 'dressing room leaks' at Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag responded to reports of a Manchester United dressing room leak ahead of their Premier League clash against Burnley on Saturday.
And in addition to those reports, the Manchester Evening News claimed several players are starting to grow weary of Ten Hag's criticism in the media.
In fact, dressing room sources told the publication that 'some players believe [Erik] Ten Hag has favourites in the squad who he is unprepared to single out for criticism, while they feel others are routinely rounded on.'
"I don't know if it's a leak but I know opinion, I know my players. Everyone can make suggestions, we are okay with it," Ten Hag said when responding to the potential leaks.
Since those reports emerged, a clip of then-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confronting reporters about twisting the truth has emerged online.
Speaking at a press conference in 2010, the no-nonsense Scot made his feelings clear.
As you can see in the footage above, a furious Ferguson says: "I want to address you people, the daily's. I had some of you banned for a few weeks and to be honest I get fed up of it. Your job is to tell the truth, right? That's your job. You can quote me when I'm accurate and things I have said, but I'm not going to have you twisting everything I say, okay?
"The next time, it's finished and you don't get back in. Am I making that clear to you? You don't get back in, finished.
"I'm fed up of having to read papers... and things I've said - and I know I've said - and you completely twist it around and lie. Your job is to tell the truth - that is your job as a journalist. And if you don't do that you're in the wrong job. Okay?"
He would ended his speech by saying: "I thought I'd make that clear."
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