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Brendan Rodgers blasts ex-United boss

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Brendan Rodgers has become the latest high-profile figure in the footballing world to blast Sir Alex Ferguson over the comments published in his autobiography. 

Rodgers claimed that in the highly controversial book the former Manchester United manager had breached a code of trust that he established with his former players by demeaning them.

Amongst the plethora of former players who drew criticism from Ferguson were Roy Keane, David Beckham and Mark Bosnich, who has recently admitted he is determined to meet his old boss face to face after reading the negative comments. 

And Rodgers was critical of the manner in which Sir Alex has put down his former players.

"Anyone who's been in football knows that whatever is said behind closed doors and in the changing room is something you wouldn't want to hear again.

"You would like to think you would still have some old school values and ethic that whatever is said you take it on the chin and keep it behind closed doors and move on."

Rodgers also took offence to Ferguson's claim that "Steven Gerrard is not a top, top player," comments that have infuriated many Liverpool fans.

Rodgers was keen to defend his star captain.

"Everyone who's seen that would probably say it's more than harsh," Rodgers said.

"I've watched Steven over many years and recognised he was a top player but it's only when you come in and work with the man and realise how professional he is on a daily basis that you understand his performance level.

"This is a guy who at 33-years-of-age is a top, top player. He's a wonderful talent and I don't think anyone could argue."

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