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Sir Alex Ferguson Once Gatecrashed Party To Vent At Lee Sharpe And Ryan Giggs

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Sir Alex Ferguson Once Gatecrashed Party To Vent At Lee Sharpe And Ryan Giggs

Sir Alex Ferguson was a serious disciplinarian and if he didn't like what his players were up to, they'd know about it.

Lee Sharpe and Ryan Giggs found that out many years back when the fiery Scotsman turned up at their pre-drinks party ahead of a planned night out.


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The two, who both broke into the United first-team as teenagers and became good friends, were at Sharpe's house before they were set to go out in Stockport on a Thursday night.

All was going well until there was a knock at the door. Fergie had somehow got wind of their outing and stormed into the house before going absolutely mental at his players.

Sharpe told the story in brilliant fashion on the UTD Podcast back in May and you can just imagine how livid Ferguson was.

"That was Giggs getting me into trouble again, he always got me into trouble," Sharpe said.

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"I've bought a new build house in Altrincham, Giggy's still living at home with his mum, there's a few apprentices, Giggsy rings me up, 'Oh, we'll go out in Stockport, it's Thursday night, we don't play till Sunday, we're fine'.

"I was like, 'Yeah, yeah, come down'. So about 10 o'clock, the manager knocks on the door we're thinking it's a taxi driver. 'Giggsy's mate answers the door with the only two bottles of beer I've got left in the house from the weekend before.

"And one of the lads runs upstairs to me and says, 'You'll never guess what, the manager's downstairs'. I'm like, 'No he's not, no he's not'.

"So, I'm putting the final touches on my barnet, so I peer over the stairs, manager's got the face on with bits of froth at the corners of his mouth, 'Get these out the house I want a word with you and Giggs, get in that living room'.

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"So he's getting everybody out the door, kicking them up the backside, smacking them round the back of the head, absolutely ripped into me and Giggsy. 'You're finished at this club, you can't head it, you can't pass it, you can't run, letting your team-mates down, letting your mum and dad down, letting your family down.'

"And then he's over to Giggsy doing the same, 'And you, you're letting your mum down, letting your family down, a married man out there with kids, supporting kids and you're not bothered'.

"And as he's doing this I've got big double doors into the dining room and big sparkling drums that fill the dining room and a big St Bernard dog that's trying to mount the gaffer for telling me off and he looks up and goes 'What the f*ck are they? Drums. I'll give you f****** drums'."

Sharpe had plenty of run-ins with Ferguson prior to being sold to Leeds United in 1996 but Giggs, despite being a long-time player under Ferguson at Old Trafford, was not exempt from the hairdryer treatment.

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"I fell out with him plenty of times," Giggs admitted in an interview with beIN Sports' The Champions Club.

"I mean the amount of times I would say over my career, six or seven times where it was a couple of weeks wages I was fined for talking back, for having an argument.

"At the time it's not very nice, you're in the dressing room, you've just got beat or you've had a bad performance. And I just couldn't help myself have a go back.

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"He actually, later in his career, he told me he like that, it meant that you cared.

"He'd still fine you two weeks because he wanted to show that he was in charge, but he actually quite liked it, as long as it didn't cross the line of course."

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs

Josh Lawless
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