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Robin van Persie Reveals The Time Sir Alex Ferguson Brutally Called Out Two Players For Partying

Robin van Persie Reveals The Time Sir Alex Ferguson Brutally Called Out Two Players For Partying

Robin van Persie has revealed how former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson absolutely tore into two players for partying following a defeat to Manchester City.

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The Reds suffered a 2-1 home defeat to cross-town rivals City back in 2013, which saw their lead at the top of the Premier League cut down to 10 points.

And two unnamed United players went out after the loss to the disappointment of the legendary Scot who exploded in the dressing room.

Ferguson put pictures of the pair partying on the dressing room wall and branded them "a**holes."

He then warned the players in questions could end up costing the team the title and threatened to transfer anyone who would go out partying before the end of the season.

"The day after the game Sir Alex had photos put up on the dressing room wall of the two players taken during their night out," Van Persie said.

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"He told the entire squad: 'Boys, if we don't win the league it's because of these two a***holes who opted to go out.'

"I know the names, but can't reveal them. The manager slaughtered them. It was amazing. He'd put up photos documenting where they were, at 2am, 3am, 4am etc, to underline just how stupid they had been.

"He didn't stop there, but warned us that if he heard of any of us going out before we'd won the league we'd be out of the team.

"He was merciless, saying: 'I don't care who you are or how many trophies you've won - if you go out before the end of the season I'll sell you.'

"After that speech I had the two hardest training sessions I've ever had in my life. We went on to win the title. A manager has to know when to be tough, and when to take the pressure off."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Ferguson's fiery rallying cry proved to work as United went onto win the league title with Van Persie playing a crucial role for his side that season.

The Dutchman scored an impressive 26 goals in 38 league matches following his move from Arsenal.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Robin van Persie, Premier League

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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