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Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong, insists Laudrup

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Fergie's book has caused quite a stir... (©GettyImages)
Fergie's book has caused quite a stir... (©GettyImages).

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup believes former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to reveal his dealings with ex-players in his newly released autobiography.

The Scot's book has been filled with controversial statements which has aroused some thoughts in the football world.

Ferguson detailed the strained relationships he endured with the likes of Roy Keane, Owen Hargeaves and Ruud van Nistelrooy, which has led to criticism from some quarters.

Laudrup would certainly be one of those, with the Dane claiming these problems should not have been addressed by the ex-Old Trafford boss.

And Laudrup says it was not right to reveal confrontations with his ex-players in his new book, and believes that any such grievances should remain in the dressing room.

"I think that when you are part of a football team it is [a] group.That means the players and the staff, including the manager and all that administration," Laudrup told reporters.

"You are a group and the bigger things from the outside always try to come in, and as a manager you always say 'okay we have to try to be a group' and then suddenly a few years later things about that come out in books or in interviews.

"People sometimes start to talk about what happened there, and what people said. You think at that time everyone agreed they were all a group and you see so many times people coming out saying what happened and what he did.

"You can do it but I wouldn't do it, so don't expect me in five or 10 years' time to talk about what really happened with our penalty at Wembley (where Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman argued over who should take the penalty in the League Cup final) and whether I said anything to this player or that player."

However, Laudrup also added that there are far more interesting lines in the book, and he blames the media for the controversial news the book is currently generating.

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