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alex ferguson and diego forlan in boot rage

September 16, 2009


Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan has revealed the reason on his Old Trafford departure – football boots.

The Uruguayan caught the infamous hair-dryer treatment from Sir Alex Ferguson after he ignored instructions on what studs to wear. On his last game for Manchester United, the striker was told to wear studs for soft-ground as the pitch was wet, while he agreed to the request he refused to change the studs as he was more comfortable with hard-ground boots.

Against Chelsea, I slipped in front of goal and wasted a chance. Afterwards, I rushed to the dressing room to change boots. Ferguson caught me. He grabbed the boots and threw them. That was my last game for United.

He was sold to Villareal just days later.

However, the pair have since made up. Ferguson even called up Forlan to give him tips on how to beat Arsenal when Villareal drew them in the Champions League.

I was having a drink in Villarreal, when a friend answered my mobile. It was just before we played Arsenal and he wanted to tip me off.

Although he wasn’t much of a hit for United, at least he has a chant –

Diego-woah ohh ohh,
Diego-whoah ohh ohh,
He came from Uruguay,
He made the Scousers cry.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Hush permalink
    September 16, 2009 12:47 am

    Forlan is such a legend

  2. September 16, 2009 10:13 am

    Fairly amusing story by Forlan. Fergy? Throwing a boot? Never…

  3. September 16, 2009 6:06 pm

    We still sing the Diego chant when we dish out the classic chants at OT! We sang it last game of the season

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