When Sir Alex Ferguson Ripped Into Journalists For 'Twisting' The Truth
Sir Alex Ferguson once used a press conference to tell off a room full of journalists and told them their job was to 'report the truth.'
Fergie wasn't one to mince his words and had several disagreements with members of the press during his time in charge at Old Trafford.
The Scotsman was well known for banning certain members of the press from time to time and on one occasion he threatened to not let them back in.
Back in 2010 he told members of the press during a weekly press conferences that the 'next time' he believed they were 'twisting his words' they would be banned for good.
He told them in no uncertain words that their job was to 'tell the truth' and claimed they were lying in their reports of what he was saying. It's incredible to watch.
Fergie's words seem particularly relevant right now with a couple of stories about Manchester United players going viral on Sunday.
An article about likening Mason Greenwood's career to Ravel Morrison's and a story about Marcus Rashford investing in property in the tabloid press got a lot of negative reaction from people.
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Rashford, who has done incredible work in helping to pressure the government into changing policy and extending school meals to outside school time, even reacted on Twitter to the article about him.
Ok, so let's address this. I'm 23. I came from little. I need to protect not just my future but my family's too. To do that I made a decision at the beg of 2020 to start investing more in property. Please don't run stories like this alongside refs to 'campaigning'. pic.twitter.com/coqla2i19d- Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 15, 2020
The story itself wasn't 'negative' as such but it was clear that the headline was meant to cause some sort of controversy and attract criticism of the United forward, where there shouldn't have been any,
Greenwood hit the headlines earlier this season when he and Manchester City's Phil Foden invited two women to their hotel room whilst on international duty in Iceland, breaking Covid-19 rules.
The pair were sent home, missing the second game of the international break, and were ruled out of the squad in October.
There were subsequent reports about the teenage striker underperforming in training and that issue was repeated last week when the youngster missed out on the squad against Everton.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously defended his player's attitude and said that the England forward is a 'good trainer.'
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