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Wayne Rooney names the two players Sir Alex Ferguson would shout at most

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Sir Alex Ferguson is regarded by many football fans as the greatest football manager of all time for a host of different reasons.

First of all, there’s his remarkable trophy haul. The Scot won a long list of honours with Aberdeen during the 1980s - including the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup - before joining Manchester United in ’86.

He then went on to enjoy unprecedented success during his 26-year spell with the Red Devils, winning an astonishing 38 trophies as well as many individual accolades, including the LMA Manager of the Year award on three separate occasions.

Ferguson is also heralded for his man-management style. He seemed to know the needs of each and every member of his playing squads and whether they required a rollocking or an arm around the shoulder in order to help them perform.

As football evolved, so did he. Ferguson was the master of adapting to change and remaining in complete control.

Fergie could deal with the ego of any player and, if required, would blast them in front of their teammates if he felt they weren’t giving 100 per cent in front of the pitch.

This was known as Ferguson’s legendary ‘hairdryer treatment’.

Rooney names the players who Fergie blasted most

But which players at Man Utd received the hairdryer treatment the most during Ferguson’s tenure at Old Trafford?

Wayne Rooney has revealed all…

"That happened with me and Giggsy more than anyone,” the former England international, who rejoined Everton earlier this summer, was quoted as telling talkSPORT by The Sun.

"We were the players he had a go at most. But he knew when he had a go at us two, the characters we were meant we would go out and improve."

Rooney: Why Ferguson was the best

On Ferguson’s strict management style, Rooney continued: "There were little things like if you were under 25 you couldn't have a sports car.

"He was the best but he never complicated anything. Nowadays sometimes there is a bit too much information, too much thought going into it. Sometimes all you need is 'You're better than them, go and win it'.

"He had the balance right and his man- management was second to none. He knew the players he could have a go at and those he needed to put his arm round."

Rooney: I've seen Fergie leave players in tears

Back to the hairdryer treatment and Rooney added: "I have seen players with tears running down their face because the manager had a go at them and they can't take it.

"I've also been there where Alex Ferguson has had a go at me — and it gave me that lift. It makes you want it more."

Even though the relationship between Ferguson and Rooney soured towards the end of their time working together, it’s great to see they still have so much mutual respect for each other.

Which player did Ferguson NEVER shout at?

Rooney also revealed in another interview last year which player Ferguson would never shout at - and you can find out who that was by clicking HERE.

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