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Top five: Sir Alex Ferguson vs Journalists

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Ferguson was quick to lose his patience in interviews. (©GettyImages)
Ferguson was quick to lose his patience in interviews. (©GettyImages).

The footballing world was left deflated after it was announced that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to resign from his position as manager at Old Trafford and will take a place on the board at the end of the current campaign.

Sir Alex Ferguson has become the world's greatest manager and his position will be hard to fill with David Moyes deciding to take up the challenge.

Whether you love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Ferguson has been great to football and has been quite the character during his tenure in England.

He is very well known for losing his cool during press conferences or during post-match interviews and we have searched the Internet to find the angriest side of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Below are the top five moments where he lost his temper with journalists.

Post-match conference with female reporter

After a Champions League match with Benfica, a female journalist asked Ferguson about his goalkeeping dilemma after Anders Lindegaard put in a great display and regular number-one David De Gea was struggling to find form. 

After originally answering the question, Ferguson then questioned the reporter’s motives.

http://youtu.be/5LCZPpVMS18

Ferguson bans journalist 

It was a normal press conference for Sir Alex and he was answering questions for the reporters, but then one reporter asked him a question he did not like and didn't really give a proper response too.

The reporter brought up Ryan Giggs and Ferguson didn't look happy even though the question was just about how important he is to the team.

Sir Alex then looked to his advisor and they had a brief chat and he decided to ban him from future press conferences.

http://youtu.be/DG_6cYYjRr0

Reporter brings up Ryder Cup

During a football press conference, the last thing Ferguson expected to be asked was about the golfing tournament 'The Ryder Cup'. 

It is fair to say Ferguson let the reporter know what press conference he was doing and where he should go if he wanted golf news.

http://youtu.be/JEBLhjyUG-k

What Barcelona player would you take?

After the Champions League final where Manchester United played Barcelona, a reporter asked Ferguson if he could, which Barcelona player would be sign for United.

The Scotsman laughed off the question and labelled it as 'the stupidest questions he has ever heard'.

http://youtu.be/JEBLhjyUG-k

Storms out

During the season where Manchester United struggled in European competitions, a match reporter asked the manager whether English football is suffering as it has seen the best teams in England fall at the first hurdles. It was the year both Manchester City and Manchester United were knocked out in the Champions League group stages despite running away with the Premier League.

Instead of offering his opinion, Ferguson just walked out.

http://youtu.be/1-8WAU1DMAc 


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