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Wayne Rooney Reveals The One Player Sir Alex Ferguson Didn't Shout At

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Wayne Rooney Reveals The One Player Sir Alex Ferguson Didn't Shout At

Sir Alex Ferguson was a master in man management.

For years, he got the very best out of his players, even if they weren't the most technically gifted, because he dealt with them in a certain way.

Of course, his go-to tactic was the infamous 'hairdryer treatment' and a number of players felt Fergie's wrath.

It seems as though no player was exempt from a bollocking off Sir Alex Ferguson and he employed such a tactic to motivate and spur the player on.

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Here's Fergie talking about Michael Carrick:

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However, Wayne Rooney has revealed that it did not have a positive effect on all players and so Fergie had to tweak his approach when it came to a certain player.

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Image: PA

The Manchester United and England skipper had a plethora of run-ins with his gaffer and says it helped bring the best out of him.

Yet when it came to his former teammate Nani, it was not the case and Ferguson, the greatest manager in English football, had to change his methods.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said:

"Sir Alex was really clever like that.

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"He knew who he could have a go at, who it was best to leave alone. He always knew it brought the best out of me. It wouldn't work with Nani."

Nani, currently playing for Valencia in La Liga, had a reputation for blowing hot and cold, and Sir Alex quickly identified that shouting in his face would not work.

It's been said plenty of times that Eric Cantona was also one who was immune to the 'hairdryer treatment', as Fergie knew it wasn't the correct approach to take with him, too.

Great insight into the king of man-management, Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Topics: Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Nani, Wayne Rooney

Josh Lawless
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