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Fergie's famous quotes

AFTER WINNING THE 1999 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL WHEN THEY CAME BACK FROM A GOAL DOWN WITH TWO STOPPAGE-TIME GOALS

"I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell!"

ON ARCH RIVALS LIVERPOOL

"My greatest challenge is not what's happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their perch."

DURING THE 2003 PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE RACE

"It's getting tickly now – squeaky bum time, I call it."

ON RYAN GIGGS

"The first time I saw him, he was 13 and just floated over the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of paper in the wind."

AFTER KICKING A BOOT THAT HIT DAVID BECKHAM IN THE FACE

"If I tried it 100 or a million times it couldn't happen again."

SOON AFTER ARSENE WENGER WAS APPOINTED ARSENAL MANAGER

"He's a novice and should keep his opinions to Japanese football."

ON HIS RETIREMENT PLANS BEFORE A U-TURN IN 2002

"I will be leaving Manchester United at the end of the season and that is it."

ON NOTION OF SELLING CRISTIANO RONALDO TO REAL MADRID, MONTHS BEFORE DOING IT

"Do you think I would enter into a contract with that mob? Jesus Christ, I wouldn't sell them a virus."

ON JOSE MOURINHO

"He was certainly full of it, calling me 'boss' and 'big man' when we had our post-match drink after the first leg. But it would help if his greetings were accompanied by a decent glass of wine."

ON RAFA BENITEZ AFTER SPANIARD'S 'FACT' RANT

"I think he was an angry man. He must have been disturbed."

ON REFEREE ALAN WILEY, EARNING HIMSELF A TOUCHLINE BAN

"The pace of the game demanded a referee who was fit. You see referees abroad who are as fit as butchers' dogs. He wasn't fit."

ON HIS INFAMOUS HAIRDRYER TREATMENT

"If I was to listen to the number of times I've thrown teacups then we've gone through some crockery in this place."

ON RETIRED ITALIAN STRIKER FILIPPO INZAGHI

"Inzaghi was born in an offside position."

DURING WAYNE ROONEY'S CONTRACT SAGA IN 2010

"Sometimes you look in a field and you see a cow and you think it's a better cow than the one you've got in your own field."

ON THE EMERGENCE OF MANCHESTER CITY AS TITLE RIVALS

"Sometimes you have a noisy neighbour. You cannot do anything about that."


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