x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

He said it: Ferguson's notable quotables

From Ryan Giggs to Italian managers, Sir Alex Ferguson had something to say over the season.

When he first saw Ryan Giggs, left, Sir Alex Ferguson, right, said the then 13 year old "floated across the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind".
When he first saw Ryan Giggs, left, Sir Alex Ferguson, right, said the then 13 year old "floated across the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind".

"He was 13 and he floated across the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind"

Sir Alex Ferguson on his first glimpse of Ryan Giggs

 

"Sometimes you have a noisy neighbour. You cannot do anything about that. They will always be noisy. You just have to get on with your life, put your television on and turn it up a bit louder"

On cross-town rivals Manchester City

 

"Do you think I would get into a contract with that mob. Jesus Christ, no chance. I wouldn't sell them a virus"

On Real Madrid's pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009

 

"They say he's an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages. I've got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages"

On the 1996 appointment of Arsene Wenger

 

"When an Italian tells me it's pasta on the plate, I check under the sauce to make sure. They are the inventors of the smokescreen"

On Italian football managers

 

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