An ex-Manchester United player has revealed in his autobiography that former manager Sir Alex Ferguson branded him a “f****** idiot” after discovering the player had been driving around in a flashy car.
Danish footballer Mads Timm, who played under Ferguson at United between 2002 and 2006, has revealed in his book ‘Red Devil’ how he went out of his way to hide the Porsche, going as far as parking alongside the training ground staff so that Ferguson did not see what he was driving.
The forward, who is now a player-coach for Danish Serie 1 club Kerteminde Boldklub, has claimed that it wasn’t until former England captain David Beckham asked for special permission to arrive at training via helicopter, which meant vehicles had to be moved out of the way, leading to Sir Alex seeing Timm's car.
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Speaking of the incident, Timm said: "Brian McClair got hold of me and said Ferguson wanted to see me in his office. I had a Porsche and I was well aware that the boss cared very little about that if you played well.
"For the same reason, I had parked helpfully at the entrance, where the ordinary workers usually were.
“Around the same time, David Beckham had a downturn in form and had ventured to seek permission to arrive for training in a helicopter.
"Ferguson flipped out. Now he had discovered my Porsche.
"'F*****g idiot,' he called me on that occasion, and then I took a taxi to training for a period."
Timm also went on to reminisce about a time where he addressed Ferguson as “Alex” as he walked around the training ground with some teammates, to which the 13-time Premier League winner responded by saying: “I’m not your friend, I’m your f****** boss”
It’s certainly not the first time Ferguson has lost his temper with a player.
Ferguson infamously kicked a boot at Beckham in 2003, cutting the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player's eye.
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